The city finally gets the National Common Mobility Card to improve travel efficiency.
Story so far: On March 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the anticipated National Common Mobility Card (NCMC). It will facilitate a seamless travelling experience across various modes of transport like metros and BMTC buses with a single inter-operable card.
- From March 30. the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will issue the cards at metro stations. They can be recharged at the Ticket Office or Card Top-up Terminals.
- NCMC can be used to pay for fuel, shopping, dining, parking, toll, and low-value offline contactless payments.
The delay: The NCMC was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in March 2019. While it launched in other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Chennai, it didn’t see the light of day in Bengaluru until Saturday.
- Poor coordination between the responsible agencies contributed to its delay.
(Image credits: RBL Bank’s Twitter post)