There is no denying the fact that Paytm has made our lives easier. Among the transactions you can make on Paytm are recharges for mobile phones, metro cards, DTH cable, data cards, etc, as well as postpaid payments for mobile phones, landline/ broadband, electricity, water and gas bills, etc. You can also book tickets for buses, trains, flights, movies, hotel rooms, etc. and pay for Uber cab rides using the platform. Now, you if you are a resident of Mumbai, Pune or Vijaywada, then you can even pay your Challan via Paytm. Also Read - OnePlus India partners American Express for cashback deals, EMI offers and moreAlso Read - Google Pay will not charge transfer fee from Indian users; Google India clarifies
ICYMI, now pay traffic chalan on Paytm ! https://t.co/BHPrudnjs9
Vijay Shekhar (@vijayshekhar) June 3, 2017
Paytm founder, Vijay Shekhar Sharma took to Facebook to announce that Paytm users can now pay traffic challan via the app. In order to use the Paytm Wallet to pay your Challan, follow the steps below:
Firstly you will need to open https://paytm.com/challan-bill-payment. Considering the feature is only active in Mumbai, Pune and Vijaywada, you will have to select your city. In the next step, you will have to enter your vehicle number and Challan Number without using any special characters. Moving further select Challan details and click on Procced to Pay. The login into your Paytm wallet and complete the payment.
According to a recent data, Paytm currently has 5 million merchants in India who accept payments using Paytm. In addition, Paytm has 225 million mobile wallet customers which are more than Snapchat s 166 million daily active users worldwide and four times as many as rival mobile-payment competitors MobiKwik and FreeCharge. The company had recently also launched its Payments Bank, which is banking solution offered by the company. The digital wallet and e-commerce service provider received the final license from RBI for the bank and it is transferring all wallets to the new Paytm Payments Bank. Paytm said that it will roll out 31 branches and 3,000 customer service centers in the first year of operations and by 2020, the payments bank is looking at bringing 500 million customers on board. ALSO READ: Paytm Payments Bank: Here s how it compares with Digibank, Airtel Payments Bank and India Post Payments Bank
While Paytm is the dominant player in the digital payments space, others are not too far behind either. Snapdeal-owned FreeCharge, MobiKwik, Ola Money, and PayUMoney are other names in this segment that are popular too. While not every platform comes with options like paying Challan, but each platform has its own distinguishing feature which makes them stand out.