By 2019 End Travel In Every Single Metro Rail In India Using Just One Smart CardDelhi Metro Depot (pic via Twitter @riyadhmetromap)

Soon, urban commuters would be able to travel in every single metro rail service in India using a single smart card, Times of India has reported.

Under this initiative, commuters would be able to avail a limited number of trips on various metro networks in the country. This is reportedly said to be separate from the One Nation One Card initiative which the Central government is already planning for various modes of public transport like buses and metro. The card can also be used to make retail purchases.

As this card needs regulatory compliance like KYC, people visiting a particular city or India for a limited period may find it inconvenient to use. To solve this problem the limited period smart card has been envisioned

As per the Urban Affairs Ministry this card can be obtained by showing identity proof like a passport for foreigners and Aadhaar card for Indians and is likely to be launched in the next six months.

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