National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) inaugurated
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and Interventions
- 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.
- 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.