Beijing Traffic Management Bureau announced on October 22 that it will add Alipay and WeChat Pay, two of China’s most popular mobile payment tools, to its online traffic security management platform, our sister site TechNode Chinese is reporting.

Since October 22, Beijing citizens in seven districts including Mentougou, Daxing, Shunyi, Huairou and Miyun will be able to pay their public transportation fines by scanning QR codes on the new fine bill through either Alipay or WeChat Pay.

Paying for traffic fine in China usually involves long queues at traffic departments or bank outlets or complicated payment through online banks. Over 68.2% of the traffic fines are being paid through offline channels, local media reported.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.