The National Common Mobility Card has been launched in Ahmedabad for multiple transport facilities.
The Prime Minister recently introduced the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) in a bid to provide seamless mobility. The card has been developed under the “One Nation One Card” scheme. A scheme initiated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). The National Common Mobility Card is a bank-issued debit, credit or prepaid card that can be used for payments across multiple transport networks. Accordingly, users can use it for all transport facilities including metro, bus, suburban railways, toll, parking, smart city and retail.
The card runs with RuPay and will eliminate cash related problems while traveling in the metro, bus or train, or for toll and parking. To overcome this issue, an automatic fare collection system was introduced. Since the system is made by different players, a card issued in one city did not work in another city. With NCMC, they have asked various ministries, departments and even banks to resolve the issue.
The RuPay card and the mobility card have been merged now. People can also withdraw money using Common Mobility Card. It can be used for traveling in metros in any part of the country.
They claim that the stored value on card supports offline transaction across all travel needs with minimal financial risk to involved stakeholders. The service area feature of this card supports operator specific applications e.g. monthly passes, season tickets, etc.
National Common Mobility Card
– NCMC can be issued in the form of debit, credit or prepaid card of more than 25 partner banks
– The card can be used for making payments across facilities like metro, bus, suburban railways, toll, etc.
– The card will be operational throughout the country