The Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath 6 dec 11 launched a National Common Mobility Card, NCMC with a view to modernize urban transport system across the country.
Speaking at a function in New Delhi, the Minister said, the facility will help users to make payments for Railways, Metro rail, buses, taxi, toll taxes and parking.
The card will work as a cashless means of travel and will enable a commuter to travel seamlessly through any mode of transport without having to carry separate cards for different modes of transport .Mr. Nath said that this card has been introduced to promote public transport in the country. He said, Jaipur will be the first city where this card will be introduced next year.
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The idea of NCMC is to promote the user to perceive it as a single transport system and provide the commuter with a seamless, efficient and hassle free travel experience across the length and breadth of the country. Seamless connectivity across multiple modes of transportation will increase the popularity and acceptability of public transport nationally and make public transport more appealing to the end user. The Ministry of Urban Development, under the National Urban Transport Policy, envisages a single ticketing system over not only all modes of public transport in India but also for parking and toll. For this purpose, it is spearheading a national program of inter-operable Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) systems. This means that a single CMC card can be used across cities and different modes of transport. The implementation of More will be partly funded by Central Government under the JnNURM scheme covering the buses sanctioned under the scheme........... Jaipur(Rajastan) will be f