Singara Chennai Card is being launched by Chennai Metro in collaboration with the State Bank of India.
A single card to access all transport systems in Chennai. Hence this card also called as NCMC(National Common Mobility Card). With this card, people can access Chennai Metro, suburban rail and metropolitan transport corporation buses (MTC) using a single mobility card.
The National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) is an initiative by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, to provide seamless travel across different modes of transport using a single card.
It uses the contactless smart card technology and supports both offline and online transactions.
In future, Singara chennai card or chennai metro card can be used as single card for payments in various parts and segments of the country which will include buses, suburban railways, toll, parking, smart city, and retail shops.
Soon this card can be used for providing a common smart card platform for seamless travel across different modes of transport across India.
Benefits of using Singara Chennai Card/Chennai Metro Card and National Common Mobility Card are:
It provide a range of benefits to commuters, making public transport more convenient, cost-effective, and secure.
- Convenience: These smart cards offer a convenient and hassle-free way to pay for public transport fares. Commuters no longer need to carry cash or buy tickets every time they travel.
- Time-saving: Smart cards can save commuters time as they can be easily topped up and used to board trains or buses without waiting in long queues for tickets.
- Cost-saving: The Singara Chennai Card offers a 10% discount on fares compared to regular tickets. Similarly, the National Common Mobility Card may offer discounts or cashback on fares, depending on the policies of different transport providers.
- Interoperability: The National Common Mobility Card is designed to be interoperable with other smart card systems, which means that commuters can use the same card across different modes of transport and different cities.
- Security: Smart cards are more secure than cash as they can be easily blocked if lost or stolen. They also protect users’ personal and financial information as they use encrypted communication technology.
- Environment-friendly: The use of smart cards can help to reduce the usage of paper tickets, which in turn reduces the carbon footprint and helps to protect the environment.
How to get Singara Chennai Card/Chennai Metro Card/NCMC:
One can get this card either online or offline.
To apply for this card in online, you can visit the cmrl official website ‘https://chennaimetrorail.org/singara-chennai-card/’ and fill with required details and submit. Soon your application will be registered. Once registered, you get the reference number to get the card.
Or visti the state bank website ‘https://transit.sbi/swift-eform/custCardLink?cardLink=cmrl’ and enter the required details and submit. Soon your application will be registered. Once registered, you get the reference number to get the card.
To get the chennai metro card in person, you have visit any metro stations. In the first phase, National Common Mobility Card or Singara Chennai Card will be issued by State Bank of India at seven metro stations (Koyambedu, Central, Airport, High Court, Alandur, Tirumangalam, Guindy). In future, it will be issued in all metro stations across the city.
Cost of Singara Chennai Card/Chennai Metro Card:
The card is issued with free of cost to passangers.
How to Recharge Singara Chennai Card/Chennai Metro Card:
The card balance can be topped up via cash or through an online bank account. The card can be recharged at metro stations or SBI’s exclusive online portal.