It may be noted that the Indigenous Automatic Fare Collection System based on One Nation One Card Model i.e. National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) is the first of its kind in the country.
New Delhi: Soon you will be able to use one card to pay for metro, bus, parking, toll, retail and more! Yes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched One Nation, One Card for transport mobility at a function in Ahmedabad. These are bank-issued cards on Debit/Credit/Prepaid card product platform.
It may be noted that the Indigenous Automatic Fare Collection System based on One Nation One Card Model i.e. National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) is the first of its kind in the country. The customer may use this single card for payments across all segments including metro, bus, suburban railways, toll, parking, smart city and retail.
The stored value on card supports offline transaction across all travel needs with minimal financial risk. The service area feature of this card supports operator specific applications such as monthly passes, season tickets etc. Swachalit Kiraya: Automatic Fare Collection System (SWEEKAR) and Swachalit Gate (SWAGAT), India’s first indigenously developed payment eco-system for transport consisting of NCMC Card, is based on NCMC Standards.
Worth mentioning here is that in order to showcase the entire NCMC ecosystem for digital fare collection, the complete AFC system has been deployed in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) across few stations for field trial purpose. Under this pilot, NCMC compliant gates have been deployed at various stations of DMRC and cards have been issued by multiple banks to the users.
The first level trails have been successfully completed in collaboration with CDAC, BEL, NPCI and SBI. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) came out with the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) program to ensure seamless travel across metros and other transport systems in addition to retail shopping and purchases.