UPI server down, social media flooded with complaints as users fail to make payments

In March alone, total UPI transactions were recorded over 540 crore of 9.60 lakh crore, as per the NPCI data.
UPI server faces outage for over an hour(File Photo)
UPI server faces outage for over an hour(File Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2022 02:21 PM IST
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By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

The UPI (Unified Payments Interface) server faced an outage for more than an hour on Sunday across the country. Social media platforms have been flooded with complaints as people faced problems in making online payments. According to users, online transactions were not getting processed through several UPI apps including GPay, Paytm, PhonePe.

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) at 12:50 am put out a statement about the outage. “UPI services are working as usual. Some users may have experienced issues while using UPI for a brief period, around 8 PM today. The momentary issue with some UPI ecosystem partners has been resolved,” they wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the UPI server had gone down on January 9 this year.

Reportedly, the UPI accounts for over 60 per cent of the country's retail transactions. In March alone, total UPI transactions were recorded over 540 crore of 9.60 lakh crore, as per the NPCI data.

The outage comes as Modi on Sunday hailed UPI, online payments during his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast. Asking people to go for a “cashless dayout”, PM Modi said had said that every day around 20,000 crore online transactions are made.

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“Now even in small villages and town, people are using UPI. It is benefitting both shopkeepers and customers. Online payments are developing a digital economy, everyday Rs.20,000 crore online transactions are taking place,” he added.

 

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