Forgetting our metro cards at homes or not having enough change in our pockets while traveling in buses or autos is a situation each of us has come across at one time or other. To solve this mundane scenario our government has introduced a new move that will eliminate our traveling problems by launching an automatic fare collecting system that will work in every part of our country.
What’s the buzz?
The honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, on Monday, introduced India’s first common mobility card, One Nation, One Card, in Arunachala Pradesh. This card will make the lives of the users easier by allowing them to make payments for their bus travels, suburban railways, toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and much more all from one card. Moreover, you can also withdraw money from this NCMC card.
What should you know?
- To get your NCMC card you can visit your bank who is issuing this card on a debit/credit/pre-paid card product platform or you can get it issued from PayTm Payments Bank.
- This new measure which is in compliance with the government’s Make In India initiative is supported by Automatic Fare Collection Gate ‘Swagat’ and an open loop Automatic Fare Collection System Sweekar.’
- The PM while commenting on this new move said that India is now one amongst the few countries who have this ‘One Card, One Nation’ technology. He further said that earlier the cards issued in one city did not work in other, so all the departments, ministries and banks were asked to come up with a solution.
- Under the pilot, multiple banks have issued cards to the users and many stations at the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) have been deployed with NCMC complaint gates.
What we think?
We think that the new initiative because of which the people now will no more need to carry so many different cards while traveling will reduce the complexity for the general public and will encourage them to travel more freely.