Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), has partnered to offer a voice based digital payment service to BharatGas users. LPG cylinders are now available for purchase by buyers who can use their voices to book them. People without smartphones and the internet will be able to order their LPG cylinders using their voice. You can also pay online with UPI 123Pay. The RBI introduced the new payment method earlier this month. This new facility is available to approximately 4 million BharatGas consumers.
BPCL claims to be the first Indian company that offers the new service since the RBI Governor announced UPI 123PAY. BPCL has partnered up with UltraCash, a mobile payment app developed by the National Payment Corporation of India.
How to book Ultra Cash cylinders?
BharatGas customers can call common number 08045163554 to reserve a BharatGas gas cylinder for themselves and their friends by calling a noninternet phone at 08045163554.
According to the BPCL more than 13,000 BharatGas customers made transactions exceeding Rs 1 crore in the month before the launch. This indicates that transactions worth Rs 100 crore could occur within the next 12 months.
Santosh Kumar, Executive Director Incharge (LPG), BPCL said, “India still has a vast majority of feature phone users. Many users, even those living in urban areas, are seeking digital payment options that are fully secure. This facility will allow for further penetration into rural markets, as the Government of India promotes LPG usage through schemes such Ujwala Yojana. This service is accessible to all but it is intended for non-feature users. However, ease of use and security offered by UPI123PAY will make this service popular with all segments. So BharatGas is enabling a service which is truly meant for BHARAT.”
Vishal Lal, Co-founder UltraCash said, “We are extremely excited to partner with BPCL on this amazing journey of bringing in next set of customers into the digital revolution. This path-breaking initiative by RBI & NPCI, allows customers to Pay and Book in the simplest form of voice call.”