Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) launched the national common mobility card in association with State Bank of India (SBI). With this, people can access Chennai Metro, suburban rail and metropolitan transport corporation buses (MTC) using a single mobility card known as Singara Chennai card. The commuters can get the prepaid card at the metro stations for free and use it to travel in the metro across India including Bengaluru, Mumbai, etc. A charge of 1.18% will be levied by SBI on every recharge.

The Rupay card will initially be used for travelling in the metro and will be later used to access the railways and buses. The card will be issued by SBI at Chennai metro stations and has a unique feature of a ‘stored value area’ which can be used to store a maximum amount of Rs. 2000 for ticket purchases in offline mode.

State Bank of India also has a dedicated website ( for applying for a new card and for further recharging cards. The card balance can be topped up via cash and through an online bank account. In the first phase, National Public Mobility Card will be issued at seven metro stations (Koyambedu, Central, Airport, High Court, Alandur, Tirumangalam, Guindy). It can be used at the automatic fare collection system gates of all metro stations.