Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need for a unified technological interface to be used across services for furthering the development of the nation. He was speaking at the launch of the fully operational National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) services on the Airport Express Line, which he said is one such interface.
The NCMC will allow passengers carrying a RuPay debit card issued in the last 18 months by 23 banks to swipe these for Metro travel. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that passengers from any part of the country will now be able to travel on the Airport Express line using this card. “This facility will become available on the entire Delhi Metro network by 2022,” a DMRC spokesperson said.
The prime minister said that it is our responsibility to focus the country’s resources and capabilities towards something productive, adding that this integrated approach will increase the country’s strength.
“The card was launched with the idea that commuters would have 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.