Now metro users across the country will be able to use a single card for all metro travels and transactions. Ministry of Urban Development has come up with a ‘National Common Mobility Card’ for all 70 lakh metro travellers of the country.
The card will soon be brought into effect and people will also be able to use it for non-metro transactions/shopping as well. Metro users will be able to recharge it at all metro stations as well as online platforms.
Apart from metros, the card will be made available for use on local buses, autos, taxis and other modes of public transportation as well.
Central Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, in an attempt to increase services, is further planning to include payment of toll taxes and parking fees as well on the card.
Talks are on for travellers to scan and use mobile QR codes for metro travels in the future. Durga Shankar Mishra (Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary) said that these services will be available to the public very soon.