Transforming Transit: SBI's NCMC Recharge with Bharat BillPay

Image depicting the Bharat BillPay platform enabling recharge for SBI's NCMC card, showcasing the transformation in transit payments
Transforming Transit: SBI's NCMC Recharge with Bharat BillPay

National Payments Corporation of India’s subsidiary, NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL), has joined forces with State Bank of India (SBI) to introduce a hassle-free online recharge service for SBI’s National Common Mobility Cards (NCMC) via the Bharat BillPay platform. This strategic alliance is aimed at offering commuters a seamless and convenient top-up solution for their NCMC cards, thereby eliminating the need for cumbersome queues.

The NCMC recharge facility, already operational, caters to SBI NCMC cards utilized in various transit systems such as Noida Metro, Nagpur Metro, MMRDA Line 2A & 7, Chennai Metro, Kanpur Metro, and even the Parliament Canteen, accessible through SBI’s Bharat BillPay-enabled app called SBI Unipay. Expansion to additional platforms is imminent.

Key Features and Benefits:

  1. Convenient Recharge Options: Customers can recharge their NCMC cards with amounts up to Rs. 10,000 through multiple Bharat BillPay-enabled apps and portals.
  2. Versatile Payment Methods: The service supports a range of payment options including credit cards, debit cards, and prepaid payment instruments.
  3. Instant Recharge Reflection: Recharge amounts are instantly reflected upon tapping the NCMC card at the transit terminal, ensuring smooth and efficient transactions.
  4. Enhanced Travel Convenience: By offering anytime, anywhere recharge facilities, the initiative significantly enhances convenience for travelers.
  5. Supporting Government Initiatives: The project aligns with the Government of India’s vision of a cashless economy and promotes the adoption of interoperable transport cards.

About NCMC:

The National Common Mobility Card, conceived by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, facilitates seamless travel across different metros and transport systems nationwide, in addition to retail shopping and purchases. Issued by banks, with last-mile operationalization managed by transit system operators, NCMC cards have gained prominence, with SBI being one of the key issuers.

About NPCI and Bharat BillPay:

Established in 2008, NPCI serves as the apex organization for all retail payments in India. It endeavors to promote digital payments and financial inclusion through various products, including the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS). This pioneering initiative acts as a centralized platform for facilitating all recurring bill payments, bridging the gap between billers and customers through a network of agents and online portals.

By spearheading this collaboration, SBI and NPCI are revolutionizing transit payments, ushering in a new era of convenience and efficiency in India's public transportation landscape.

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