The National Urban Transport Policy under the Ministry of Urban Development envisages a single fare media over all systems of public transport for Interoperable Fare Management System (IFMS). This single fare media will bring a seamless travel connectivity across different modes of transport and different operations across different cities in India. The main features of the proposed system are:
Interoperable Common Mobility Card across modes of transport and cities
Convenience and seamless experience for commuter
Economics of scale to bring down costs compared to solo efforts of Public Transport
To facilitate roll out of IFMS, Ministry of Urban Development constituted a committee to develop standards and specifications for National Common Mobility Card (NCMC). The report of the committee recommending standards and specifications of the NCMC is attached.