‘One Nation, One Mobility Card’: PM Modi Launches NCMC, Says It Will Boost India’s Development
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on Monday the need for a unified technology interface that is used across all services to promote the nation’s development. He spoke at the launch of the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) services fully operational on the Airport Express Line, which he said is one of those interfaces.
NCMC will allow passengers with a RuPay debit card issued in the last 18 months by 23 banks to swipe it to ride the Metro. the Airport Express line with this card. “This facility will be available throughout the Delhi Metro network by 2022,” said a DMRC spokesperson.
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The prime minister said that it is our responsibility to focus the country’s resources and capabilities towards something productive, adding that this integrated approach will increase the strength of the country.
“The card was launched with the idea that travelers would have integrated access to all public transport. This card will help them save the time they spend waiting in line to buy tickets, ”said PM Modi.
“A nation, a mobility card is an example. Our government has carried out several other initiatives, such as ‘one nation, one FASTag’, which made travel hassle free and freed everyone from traffic. ‘One nation, one tax’, that is, GST, has made the tax system comprehensive and removed the tax bottleneck, “he said.
In a previously issued statement, the DMRC welcomed the launch and said: “These innovations will herald a new era of travel, comfort and enhanced mobility for the residents of Delhi-NCR.”