The National Mobility Card will be implemented in Mumbai local trains by the end of current fiscal year.

Following the Prime Minister's announcement of the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), the mechanism has been put in place to give this service to Mumbai train passengers as well. In Mumbai, officials from Central, Western, and Mumbai Railway Development Corporation (MVRC) met to explore ways to give NCMC services to visitors.

Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) has introduced a bus travel card of this type.

Initially, the installation of card readers at the entrances of all suburban railway stations would be done in stages. According to reports, installation of card readers will begin before the end of current fiscal year. This project's planning and implementation will be overseen by a Technical and Financial Consultant.

MRVC plans and executes many Mumbai Suburban Railway projects on behalf of Indian Railways. However, due to the current schism between MVRC and Indian Railways, little substantial progress in distributing funding and establishing new program has been achieved. The One Nation One Card program of the Government of India appears to be re-launching in Mumbai. BEST has just introduced a pilotless contact card service for its customers.

Central, West, and Harbor Lines operate Mumbai's three local rail services. Various sorts of tickets and passes are also provided for travel on the three lines, but no tangible progress has been achieved in delivering this service to passengers via some card.

One Nation One Card has been in existence for five years.

Since 2016, Mumbai has been discussing the development of smart cards for the Metro, Railways, and BEST buses. Various sorts of cards have been issued by various authorities, but none of them have been generally accepted by visitors. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs then proposed the NCMC in March 2016. In Delhi, the Prime Minister recently inaugurated the first such card. In July 2019, the MVRC submitted a proposal to the Railway Board in this respect. The cost of establishing a card system in all railway stations was estimated at Rs 200 crore at the time. However, no service card linking Central Railway and BEST bus service has been established as of yet.

Following the Prime Minister's announcement of the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), the mechanism has been put in place to give this service to Mumbai train passengers as well. In Mumbai, officials from Central, Western, and Mumbai Railway Development Corporation (MVRC) met to explore ways to give NCMC services to visitors.

Initially, the installation of card readers at the entrances of all suburban railway stations would be done in stages. According to reports, installation of card readers will begin before the end of current fiscal year. This project's planning and implementation will be overseen by a Technical and Financial Consultant.

MRVC plans and executes many Mumbai Suburban Railway projects on behalf of Indian Railways. However, due to the current schism between MVRC and Indian Railways, little substantial progress in distributing funding and establishing new programs has been achieved. Steps are being taken to re-launch the Government of India's One Nation One Card program in Mumbai.

The three local train services in Mumbai are provided by Central, West and Harbor Lines. Different types of tickets and passes are also issued for traveling on the three lines but no concrete progress has been made so far in providing this service to the passengers through some card.

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