The upcoming Phase 4 lines of the Delhi Metro’s automatic fare collection (AFC) system will be fully compliant with the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) and commuters will also be able to use a mobile phone to enter or exit a station on its corridors, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief Mangu Singh has said.
The inter-operable NCMC, dubbed One Nation One Card, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March last year.
He said that these two facilities might be rolled out at the Airport Express Line by the end of this year.
Know all about the One Nation One Card:
• The indigenously-developed NCMC enables people to pay multiple kinds of transport charges, including for metro and bus services across the country, through a common card.
• It will also allow card holders to pay their toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money.
• In Delhi Metro’s Phase 4, the AFC system will fully accept the national common mobility cards, which can be used in any city, Singh told news agency PTI.
• A mobile phone will effectively work as smart card, and riders will be able to use to enter or exit the AFC gates, in Phase 4 metro lines.
• The DMRC has clarified that old smart cards will also work on the new lines.
• The Union Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by PM Modi, in March last year had approved three out of the six corridors of the Delhi Metro’s proposed Phase 4 project.