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Thursday , 23 May 2024

Daily commuters to have Smart Cards

The Urban Development Ministry has proposed a single smart card scheme – One India Card – that can be used anywhere in the country by daily commuters who use different modes of transport.

The use of the single ticketing card is also planned to be extended to cars and taxis in the future and can also be used to pay toll taxes on national highways, utility and retail bills and parking fees. The ministry has invited all the stakeholders and public transport undertakings in the country including state governments, metro and monorail operators, for suggestions on the draft proposal. The draft proposal has been prepared by UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services, a company owned by the finance ministry. The scheme will be initially rolled out in metros and 63 mission cities that are covered in Jawaharlal Nehru urban renewal mission.

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