To scale up the development of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday emphasized on the requirement to have a unified technological interface that can be used for a multitude of services. This he said on the sidelines of the launch of the fully-functional National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) services on the Airport Express Line.
The NCMC will facilitate travellers with Rupay debit card issued in the last 18 months by 23 banks to swipe them for the purpose of metro travel. Further, passengers from anywhere across the country will be able to commute on the Airport Express line using this card, said the DMRC or Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Further a DMRC spokesperson said, "This facility will become available on the entire Delhi Metro network by 2022".
"The card was launched with the idea that commuters would have an integrated access to all public transports. This one card will help them save the time they spend standing in queue for tickets," PM Modi said. Besides he said that it is our responsibility to put the country's resources and capabilities to productive use and also added that this integrated system will augment the country's strength.
"One nation, one mobility card is one example. Our government has brought about several other initiatives such as 'one nation, one FASTag', which made travelling seamless and freed everyone from traffic. 'One nation one tax', i.e. GST, has made the tax system comprehensive and removed the tax jam," he said.
"These innovations are going to herald a new era of travelling, comfort and enhanced mobility for Delhi-NCR residents", the DMRC said welcoming the launch of the service.