MUMBAI (Reuters) - Uber users in India, who until now had Chinese Internet giant Alibaba-backed PayTM as the only payment wallet option available to book a ride, will now be able to pay through Reliance Jio Infocomm's [RELIB.UL] Jio Money.
Reliance said on Monday it had struck a partnership with Uber Technologies Inc which will help it challenge PayTM's dominance in digital payments.
Such transactions rose in popularity after a cash crunch caused due to the Indian government's move to scrap some currency notes in November.
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Reliance, which launched Jio Money in December, said it also plans to soon allow users to book and pay for Uber rides from the app itself, a feature that PayTM does not offer.
(Reporting by Zeba Siddiqui in Mumbai; Editing by Alexander Smith)