‘One Nation-One Card’: All you need to know about the new mobility card


In a bid to provide seamless urban mobility to commuters across the country, the Centre on March 4 launched India’s first indigenously-developed National Common Mobility Card (NCMC).

Dubbed as ‘One Nation-One Card’, the inter-operable transport card would allow holders to pay for their bus travel, toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and withdraw cash.

With this “one-of-its-kind” card, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during the launch, the country is “no longer required to be dependent on foreign technology.”

“Now, we have this ‘Made in India’ card. Only a select few countries have this technology of ‘One Nation One Card’,” PM Modi added.

Here are the key point you need to know about the ‘One Nation One Card’:

> The mobility card can be issued in the form of debit, credit or prepaid card of a partner bank.

> The card is similar to any RuPay debit/credit card, which will be available with more than 25 banks, including the State Bank of India (SBI).

> The card can be used for making payments across all segments including metro, bus, suburban railways, smart city and retail shopping.

> The card can also be used for paying at toll plazas and for parking.

> The card offers cashback on bill payments and more than thousand other offers.

> A cardholder can also avail 5 percent cash back at ATMs and 10 percent cash back at merchant outlets while travelling abroad.

> It is supported by indigenously developed Automatic Fare Collection Gate ‘Swagat’ and an Open Loop Automatic Fare Collection System ‘Sweekar’. Both ‘Swagat’ and ‘Sweekar’ were launched by PM Modi on March 4.


  1. Hi All, as mentioned above, it’s similar to your bank debit and credit cards. It’s not the govt-issued card. Go to SBI or any government banks and apply for it, similar to debit or credit cards.

  2. Good Morning and good day to u all

    Sir ;

    Well, i am from INDIA belong from district Kachchh pls to have one nation one cards in name of as

    01 Mr Raju Bhagwandas Chandiramani M 61 self
    02 Mrs Suman Raju Chandiramani F 56 wife
    03 Mr Rinku Bhagwandas Chandiramani M 45 brother
    04 Mr Ramesh Bhagwandas Chandiramani M 55 brother

    awiated to have and receive too thanks in advance too

  3. Respected Sir/Madam
    I dont have Ration card can i apply for this One Nation- One Card. I dont know how to apply guide me.


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