India is Soon going to see a CARD SYSTEM ever been introduced anywhere. You may be able to travel across the country carrying just a swipe card that can be used for all modes of transportation (Train, Bus, Air. If plans by the Union Urban Development Ministry are successful, the common transport card, or Common Mobility Card, India Mobility Card, will be a reality by next year.
These cards will function in actual fact as e-purses. What this means is that the money will be on the card – these can be swiped and the value would be automatically deducted,” according to media sources. This would hence prevent the need to buy tickets, especially long waiting queues
These cards would cover all forms of transport, including buses, trains, metros, ferries, taxis and even auto rickshaws. The only segment that the ministry has not included in its India Mobility Card project is air travel.
While the cards will be introduced in chosen Tier one cities across various states to begin with, officials say that the goal is to have a single ticketing system tying the country. Work on the perception began a year ago.
Evidently, the first step towards implementing the project would be installation of card reading valuators on vehicles, railway platforms, bus depots etc.
The Ministry will soon hold a nationwide antagonism on the design of the cards, their logo and their final name.