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PM Modi Launches National Common Mobility Card

Published on March 07, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), which can be used to make payments across public transport anywhere in the country, including
PM Modi Launches National Common Mobility Card
Metro, bus and suburban railways, for toll and parking, and for retail like any credit or debit card.

About the National Common Mobility Card:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It runs as on RuPay card and automates the fare collection system.
  • This eliminates the need to carry change and cash while travelling 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.
  • These 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 was launched 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.


Q. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched which card that can be used to make payments across public transport anywhere in the country?
a. National Unified Mobility Card (NUMC)
b. National Common Mobility Card (NCMC)
c. National Dedicated Mobility Card (NDMC)
d. National Transport Mobility Card (NTMC)

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