There is no doubt that the reliance on cash has decreased significantly since the introduction of digital payment. From roadside businesses to autorickshaw drivers to fine dining establishments, the vast majority of people have begun to accept cashless payments using various UPI programmes.
Bengaluru man complaints of Mumbai auto driver not accepting UPI payments
It’s funny how Mumbai is the ‘Financial Capital’ of India but 99% of rickshaw and taxi valas don’t accept UPI. Heck, several shops and popular establishments like Rustom Ice Cream and Kyani only deal in cash.Come to Bengaluru and every rickshaw has like 3 different QR codes.
— Sumukh Rao (@RaoSumukh) August 17, 2023
Due to the hazards associated with internet payments, some people remain sceptical. In response, a Bengaluru resident resorted to social media and remarked that Mumbai auto-rickshaw drivers are out of date because they do not accept the new way of payment.
However, his remark has triggered a tremendous internet controversy.
Sumukh Rao, an internet user, recently posted on X, formerly Twitter, saying, “It’s funny how Mumbai is the ‘Financial Capital’ of India, but 99% of rickshaw and taxi valas don’t accept UPI.”
Several businesses and prominent establishments, such as Rustom Ice Cream and Kyani, only accept cash.” He went on to say that the situation is vastly different in Bengaluru, where drivers have various scanning codes. “Come to Bengaluru, and every rickshaw has like 3 different QR codes,” he said.
The tweet started a debate among people on the internet
Since being shared his post has amassed 2.3 million views and over 10k likes. A man wrote, “+1
Born and brought up in Mumbai. But in terms of tech and startup, Mumbai is a bit old-school.
In my experience, the earliest of early tech comes first in Bangalore & Gurgaon, then maybe Delhi. Last is Mumbai!”
+1Born and brought up in Mumbai. But in terms of tech and startup, Mumbai is a bit old-school. In my experience, the earliest of early tech comes first in Bangalore & Gurgaon, then maybe Delhi. Last is Mumbai!
— Pratik Rai (@praaatiiik) August 17, 2023
75% rickshaws accept UPI. It’s only the very old folks who refuse to change (includes the restros mentioned). I have been cash free since forever.
— Shivam Vahia (@ShivamVahia) August 17, 2023
Even the bhaaji / fruit Walla with street side carts accepts UPI. What is the source of this 99% number please? Would like to know.
— manisha singhal (@manishasinghal) August 17, 2023
I hate when someone disses Mumbai but this frustrates me too. Mumbai really needs to pull its socks up when it comes to UPI. It’s a shame.
— drashti (@PJdiploma) August 17, 2023
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