One Nation One Card - Traveling On Any Mode Of Transport Now Becomes Easier Than Ever In India

By Ketki Hanamshet on Mar 05, 2019
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Travel all over India in a metro, bus, or train, you now have the privilege of using a single card to pay the multiple modes of transport charges. Run on an automatic fare collection system, this is a National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), launched by the current Prime Minister of India. Dubbed as ‘One Nation One Card’, it not only allows you to pay the fare of multiple modes of transport, but also enables you to pay toll taxes, parking fees, retail shopping, and even withdraw money

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The inter-operable transport card has been indigenously developed and is run on the RuPay card. Simply stated, the RuPay card has been merged with the mobility card to form the NCMC card. Envisioned to eliminate all travel related hassle, the Prime Minister was proud to tell that India now stands amongst the very few technologically-advanced countries that have this Common Mobility Card. The Prime Minister sighted the problem of having to pay change in cash while using the various modes of transport and said that the automatic fare collection system was developed to overcome this issue. He launched the card while inaugurating the first phase of the Ahmedabad metro train service 

An official statement was also released, according to which the NCMC cards are bank-issued cards on the credit/debit/pre-paid card product platform. With this RuPay-cum-Mobility card in pocket, a customer will be able to pay for metro, suburban railway, bus, parking, toll, and retail shopping. The release also stated that the NCMC card’s service area feature also supports operator specific applications such as season tickets, monthly passes, and more. It further said that the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system was developed under the ‘Make in India’ initiative as a counter solution for the AFC systems from foreign players that are deployed at various Metros in India. 

TripHobo’s Take

With this National Common Mobility Card in hand, you will now be able to use different modes of transport throughout the country without much hassle.