MUMBAI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Uber users in India, who until now had Chinese Internet giant Alibaba-backed BABA.N 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.*:nL4N1DU3HV

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) ((; +91-9769624550; Reuters Messaging: