Coming soon: Common mobility card for commuters

Government is planning to introduce a common mobility card for commuters for use in different types of transport in cities across the country.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 22:26 PM IST

New Delhi: Government is planning to
introduce a common mobility card for commuters for use in
different types of transport in cities across the country.

Minister of State for Urban Development Saugata Roy
said the scheme for `One India Card` is likely to become
operational in 2011-12.

"Common Mobility Card (CMC) would be a smart card
providing for a Common Fare Collection System across different
operators (both Government and private) and different modes of
public transport as an integrated approach," the minister told
the Rajya Sabha today.

He said the scheme was proposed to be implemented in
all states and all Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal
Mission cities are envisaged to be covered under this scheme
to start with, followed by other cities in India.

"CMC is envisaged for use across various public
transportation systems like buses and metro railways initially
and later on will be extended to other modes like trains,
ferry etc as well as parking," Roy said.

-PTI

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