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You can soon travel by Bus, train and metro by using a single card across India.
What Is It?
Known as the one-nation-one-card policy for public transport, India will soon be unveiling this policy which will bring seamless connectivity between all modes of transportation across India. This policy will be similar to the one seen in other countries like London, Singapore and others where a single card is used for various modes of transport.
What’s In It?
This comes after the CEO of NITI Ayog, Amitabh Kant, stated in a recent Future Mobility Summit-2018-India’s Move to NextGen Transport Systems that the objective of the strategy is to plan for the citizens first, rather than focusing on vehicles alone, by providing sustainable mobility and accessibility by switching to a cleaner mode of transportation.
The nation’s mobility strategy was on sustainable modes of public transport, transport-oriented planning and digitisation. A robust transportation sector is a backbone for the development of any economy, especially for India where road transportation segment solely contributes to around 4 per cent of India’s GDP.
While in a crisis of poor air quality in major cities, climatic changes and a highly-augmenting oil import bill, mobility in transport becomes crucial in the development of the economy.
The citizens should work towards sharing a ride, not owning the ride.
The exact date of when this policy is going to be functional hasn’t been disclosed yet, but we’ll keep you updated on the deets.
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