On 28th December 2020, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched the National common Mobility Card. The Card will allow passengers with RuPay debit card to be swiped for Metro level.
About National Common Mobility Card
- It can be used at all transit locations. The card makes all new metro and transit payments interoperable with a single card.
- It will allow passengers with RuPay debit card obtained from 23 banks. This includes UCO (United Commercial Bank), State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank.
- The Card facility is to be available in all Metro by 2022.
- It is an automatic fare collection system. The system will turn the smartphones in to an interoperable transport card that commuters can use to pay for bus, metro & railway services.
- The Mobility Card system is to be adopted in the Phase IV of the Delhi Metro project.
- In order to make the National Common Mobility Card compatible, the metro stations and transit systems should be installed with Automatic Fare Collection system.
- In order the make sure the debit cards of the banks are NCMC compliant, they have to make required changes.
- It was launched under the Government of India initiative One Nation One Card (ONOC).
- The idea of the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) was proposed by Nandan Nilekani Committee set up by central bank RBi.
About Nandan Nilekani Committee
The Nandan Nilekani Committee had also proposed to reduce number of cash transactions in India and to make all payments done by Government of India to the citizens through digital. The committee suggested that the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) should contain two instruments, a regular debit card that can be used at ATMs and a local wallet that can be used for contactless payments.
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