BPCL Launches Voice-Based LPG Cylinder Booking, Payment Facility Via ‘UPI 123PAY’ For Non-Internet Users

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has partnered with UltraCash Technologies Pvt Ltd to offer voice-based digital payment facility for BharatGas consumers for booking their LPG cylinders.

“Through this feature, the consumers who do not have smart phones or internet can book their cylinders and make the payment through ‘UPI 123PAY’,” the company said in a statement.

With introduction of this facility, around 4 crore consumers of BharatGas in rural India will stand to benefit, the company said.

BPCL is the first company in India to offer its service to consumers after the RBI Governor announced the launch of UPI 123PAY last week, reports Zee Business.

UltraCash is a mobile payment application developed by UltraCash Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and authorised by National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI).

The collaboration with Ultra Cash enables BharatGas customers to call common number 080 4516 3554 from a non-internet phone and book BharatGas cylinder for themselves or for their friends in easy steps in a secured manner, the company said.

The company added that this facility will bring confidence of digital payments to its rural customers who will now enjoy the same freedom and transparency which was hitherto available to only smart phone users.

“During the month preceding the launch, more than 13,000 BharatGas customers transacted for more than Rupees One Crore, which indicates that Rs 100 crore worth transactions in next twelve months could be anticipated,” it said.