In a huge boost to the public transportation system, Mumbai will soon become the first city in the country to roll out one card one nation system where commuters can use their normal bank debit card to use any mode of transport. The move to implement the pilot project comes following a meeting in Mumbai of the representatives of various ministries in the last week of April. The one nation one card project is the brainchild of Urban Development Ministry.

The scheme is based on the National Common Mobility Card guidelines of the ministry. The scheme was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Ahmedabad Metro in March this year.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, under the scheme, the card will have a wallet with a specific amount of money which can be used for travelling as well as retail purchase.

The transport agencies in Mumbai including Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), the railways and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) are unanimously working to implement Integrated Transportation System (ITS).

To implement the Integrated Transportation System, MMRDA has floated tenders on Public-Private-Partnership basis.

An official of the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation told Mumbai Mirror, “All upcoming construction projects are being planned to be ITS-complaint. Besides, we are in the process of sending a detailed plan on the mobility card to the railway board for its approval.


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