Those of you who currently live in India, do you remember how life was before the digital payment wave hit us? I don’t think I do! It all started with Paytm taking over our digital transactions and making payments as simple as a few taps and swipes on our smartphones. Revolutionary is the word, and I don’t think I’d have it any other way!
As someone who heavily relies on digital transactions, I always look for ways to do as much as I can online. Be it purchasing flight tickets, booking bus tickets or shopping, e-commerce has taken over our lives for good. And Paytm is not far behind. With one core service of digital wallet and payment facilities in place, it is surprising what one app has been able to accomplish! So if you’ve only ever used the Paytm app as a payment gateway, here are 5 more things you should try doing to make your life simpler.
Book train tickets
Many of us use the internet to book train tickets. But did you know that now you can easily book train tickets in India on the Paytm app? By that, I don’t mean just pay for the tickets via Paytm, but actually complete the entire booking process starting with searching and choosing the train to making the railway reservation. This could be a total game changer for the train ticket booking process.
In addition to the convenience, here are a few more things that make booking train tickets easy on Paytm.
- Seamless booking process – Add enough cash to your Paytm wallet and you can finish your ticket reservation process in less than a minute. Gone are the days of clunky interface and multiple unnecessary steps!
- 24-hour support – We’ve all had those situations where we are stuck in the middle of a train ticket reservation process with no technical support available. Paytm’s 24 hours support eliminates any such occurrences, as someone is always available on the helpline to support you.
Book bus tickets
Paytm provides a convenient and easy-to-use portal to book domestic bus tickets across the country. All you need to do is enter your point of origin, destination and travel dates, to get a whole list of buses that ply on that route. The portal comes with intuitive sorting and filtering features to help you narrow down your search, making your bus ticket booking process a breeze!
Pay highway toll charges
Do you love a good road trip? So the next time you’re on the road enjoying a beautiful highway drive, don’t let the long queues at the toll booths put you off. The Paytm app now has an option that lets you pay toll charges on selected highways via the app. How convenient is that? Here’s hoping all major highways of the country come on board and make road travel seamless for road trip lovers like us!
Book amusement park tickets
Planning to visit amusement parks like Wonderla, Essel World or Imagica over the weekend but dread the long ticket booking queues? Paytm has a solution for this too. All you need to do is, choose the amusement parks option on the app, find your preferred park and book the tickets right away! Not only is this much easier than booking on the spot, you may even find special offers and lucrative discounts for ticket purchase on the app.
Purchase and recharge Metrorail cards
Travelling by metro rail is probably one of the most convenient and economical modes of transport in the bigger Indian cities. So if you are in Hyderabad, Mumbai or Bangalore, you can now purchase metro rail passes for single or multiple journeys and top up your smart card with cash using your Paytm app. Just a few clicks and taps on your phone and you’re ready to go!
The Paytm app truly is a one-stop shop for all your needs, whether you want to travel or shop or pay for household utilities. If you already use the Paytm wallet or even if you don’t, now is a good time to explore some of these additional functionalities, consolidate all your payments in one secure place and get things done on the go!