National Common Mobility Card
|Launched||4 March 2019|
|Operator||National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)|
|Manager||Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)|
National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), also known as One Nation One Card, is an inter-operable transport card conceived by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of the Government of India. It was launched on the 4th of March 2019. The transport card enables the user to pay for travel, toll duties, retail shopping, and withdraw money.
It is enabled through the RuPay card mechanism. The NCMC card is issuable as a prepaid, debit, or credit RuPay card from partnered banks such as the State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, and others.
The NCMC is an indigenously made product, and is a part of the Make In India project. It was first conceptualised in 2006 as part of the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP). A previous attempt to develop a similar national mobility card led to the development of the More Card. Given its lack of seamless functioning across the nation, Venkaiah Naidu, the then Minister of Urban Development, set up a committee to recommend a card which is inter-operable across different transport systems in the country.
The urban development ministry brought in the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) with the task of management, clearing and settlement of payments, simulating cards and terminals and maintenance of network. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has created the reader prototype.
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