National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) inaugurated

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  • December 30, 2020
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National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) inaugurated

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and Interventions

In news 

  • Indian Prime Minister recently inaugurated fully operational National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express Line of Delhi Metro,
  • The card service was started in Ahmedabad in 2019.

Key takeaways 

  • This one card will give integrated access to the commuters wherever they travel, whichever public transport they take.
  • The idea of NCMC was floated by the Nandan Nilekani committee set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • NCMC will allow passengers with RuPay debit card, issued in the last 18 months by 23 banks to be swiped for Metro travel. 
  • This facility will become available on the entire Delhi Metro network by 2022.
  • NCMC is an automatic fare collection system. 
  • It will turn smartphones into an inter-operable transport card that commuters can use to pay for Metro, bus and suburban railways services.
  • It will allow entry and exit from Metro stations with the help of a smartphone, known as the automatic fare collection (AFC) system.

Important value additions 

One Nation, One system examples

  • One Nation, One Fastag has made travel seamless on highways across the country.
  • One Nation, One Tax: GST has ended the complications in the tax system and has brought uniformity in indirect tax system.
  • One Nation, One Power Grid, is ensuring adequate and continuous power availability in every part of the country.
  • With One Nation, One Gas Grid, Seamless Gas Connectivity is being ensured of the parts where gas-based life and economy were absent 
  • One Nation, One Health Insurance Scheme, that is, Ayushman Bharat through which millions of people from India are taking advantage anywhere in the country.
  • Citizens moving from one place to another have got freedom from the trouble of making new ration cards through One Nation, One Ration Card.
  • Similarly, the country is moving in the direction of One Nation, One Agriculture Market due to new agricultural reforms and arrangements like e-NAM.

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