Updated By: LatestGKGS Desk
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday has launched the indigenously-developed National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) to enable people to pay multiple kinds of transport charges, including metro services and toll tax, across India.
The National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) was envisaged as part of the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) in 2006 by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
NCMC referred to as ”One Nation One Card”, this inter-operable transport card would allow the holders to pay for their bus travel, toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money.
NCMC runs as on RuPay card and automates the fare collection system. This eliminates the need to carry change and cash while traveling in the metro, bus or train, or for toll and parking.
The gate and reader prototype for the NCMC has been developed by government-owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in compliance with the Make in India initiative.
NCMC cards would be issued by all public and private banks the same way credit, debit, and prepaid cards are issued.
NCMC provides a value proposition for customers as they need not carry multiple cards for different usage and the super-quick, a contactless transaction will improve the seamless experience.
A pilot project for the NCMC ecosystem on January 31 with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The first-level trials were successfully completed in collaboration with CDAC, BEL, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), and State Bank of India.