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The Department of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises under Government of India has accorded its approval for procurement of 5595 Electric Buses to 64 Cities under phase II of FAME India scheme. The approval has been granted in order to give a further push to clean mobility in public transportation and help State Government Entities/State Transport Undertakings (STUs) for intra-city and intercity operatio.
Earlier, the government had invited the Expression of Interest (EoI) from smart cities, million-plus cities, State/Union Territory capitals and cities from special category states for submission of proposal for deployment of electric buses on operational cost basis.
The government has received eighty six proposals from 26 States/UTs for the deployment of 14,988 eletcric buses in various cities. After evaluation of these proposals as per Expression of Interest (EoI) and on the advice of Project Implementation and Sanctioning Committee (PISC) the Government sanctioned 5,095 electric buses to 64 Cities / State Transport Corporations for intra-city operation, 400 electric buses for intercity operation and 100 electric buses to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for last mile connectivity.
Welcoming the government’s decision, Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, said,
India goes EV to clean up its cities! The list of 64 Indian cities that will have 5595 electric buses operating on its roads under FAME -2 scheme. These buses will run 4 billion Kms, save cumulatively 1.2 billion litres of fuel & avoid 2.6 mln tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Here is the list of sate-wise buses (5595 Electric Buses) santioned for 64 cities-
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Now each selected City/ST/UTs has been directed to initiate the procurement process in a time bound manner for deployment of sanctioned electric buses for their cities on operational cost basis.
इलेक्ट्रिक वाहनों को बढ़ावा दे रही मोदी सरकार।
‘फेम इंडिया स्कीम’ के दूसरे चरण के अंतर्गत 5,595 इलेक्ट्रिक बसों को मंजूरी।
इन बसों के परिचालन से Co2 उत्सर्जन में 2.6 मिलियन टन की कमी आएगी और लगभग 1.2 अरब लीटर ईंधन की बचत होगी। pic.twitter.com/jxXAiNf1tt
— Arjun Ram Meghwal (@arjunrammeghwal) August 10, 2019
According to the Expression of Interest (EoI), electric buses which satisfy required technical eligibility and localization level notified under phase II of FAME India scheme will be eligible for funding from the Central government.
It is exptected that these buses will run about 4 billion kilometers during their contract period and will save cumulatively about 1.2 billion liters of fuel over the contract period, which will result into avoidance of 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emission in the cities.
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