MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Mumbai Metro One, Axis Bank, and RuPay today announced the launch of the ‘ONE MUMBAI’ Smart Card, which would allow Mumbaikars to travel in a contactless and cashless manner.
This card is an open loop, contactless card with all-in-one multi-utility usage for travel, e-commerce, and retail purchases, among other things. Apart from utilising it to ride on the Mumbai Metro, it can be used for Mumbaikars’ day-to-day buying necessities such as groceries, petrol, dining, utility bills, and so on.
The ‘ONE MUMBAI’ Smart Card is offered in Classic and Platinum editions, each of which is loaded with a slew of offers ranging from:
- Domestic Airport Lounge Access is Complimentary
- Accident Protection Insurance
- Concierge Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Dining offers at partner restaurants
- Gaining access to local brand offers
Col. Shubhodoy Mukherjee, CEO of Mumbai Metro One, remarked on the occasion, “We are happy to unveil the ‘ONE MUMBAI’ Smart Card for Mumbaikars, continuing our heritage of offering world-class services.” We anticipate that this card will be utilised by all travellers and will become popular among Mumbaikars who pay digitally.”
Sanjeev Moghe, EVP and Head, Cards and Payments, Axis Bank, commented on the event, saying, ‘We feel privileged about our cooperation with Mumbai Metro One to launch the ‘ONE MUMBAI’ Smart Card for Mumbaikars. Axis Bank has always been at the forefront of promoting a digitised economy by offering clients safe and secure digital payment alternatives. This collaborative effort with Mumbai Metro One provides passengers with a unique and seamless payments experience, eliminating the need for a client to carry multiple cards. It also allows for frequent payments in retail and e-commerce with a single card. We are convinced that the ‘ONE MUMBAI’ Smart Card would encourage commuters to go digital as India accelerates its transition to a ‘less-cash economy.”
Praveena Rai, COO of NPCI, commented on the launch, saying, “We are happy to cooperate with MUMBAI METRO ONE and Axis Bank to launch the contactless ‘ONE MUMBAI’ Smart Card.” We believe that this RuPay-powered NCMC (National Common Mobility Card) contactless card is poised to revolutionise Mumbai Metro customers’ commute experiences with simple “tap and go” use.
Given its versatile application – from metro travel to day-to-day spending – the card will serve as a one-stop solution for Mumbai residents. This effort is a step forward in RuPay’s drive to reduce consumers’ reliance on cash while also providing them with a smart payment experience. At NPCI, we are constantly striving to provide innovative solutions to all of our RuPay Cardholders in order to make all of their transactions not just seamless but also memorable.”