Fime has announced a new collaboration with the Government of India to develop and launch the testing infrastructure for India’s National Common Mobility Card (NCMC).
It forms part of the national Make in India program, the ambitious initiative which is aiming to deliver ‘One nation, one mobility card’ to bring unity, efficiency and smoother end-to-end travel experiences to India.
Arvind Kumar, the Director-General of STQC Dte. (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India), commented on the partnership: “Standardisation and Certification are essential to our vision of a unified mass transit system for the whole of India. Fime empaneled under STQC for testing and evaluation of AFC ecosystem is helping industries by providing services in India. They are now a key resource to local technology vendors, transit operators and banks to drive forward the National Common Mobility Card. This is a great step forward in supporting the ‘Make in India’ initiative.”
The group’s technical consultancy, next-gen test tool and testing services are now helping local vendors, transit operators and banks to define, design, deliver and test automated fare collection (AFC) systems with confidence.
Angaj Bhandari, Managing Director of India and South Asia at Fime, added: “This world-leading initiative will allow passengers to use contactless NCMC cards and QR-based mobile wallets to travel on Metro, bus and parking anywhere in India. This leap forward in interoperability and efficiency is quite remarkable and our consultants and testing experts are working hard to help stakeholders to migrate, certify and deploy quickly.”