Government sanctions 670 electric buses and 241 charging stations under FAME scheme

The union government has sanctioned 670 electric buses for Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh, and 241 charging stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair under Phase-II of the FAME Scheme.

At present, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of three years from April 1, 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs 100 billion. The government has also extended the validity of the certificates for availing benefits under the FAME-II scheme for all approved electric vehicle models by three months till December 31, 2020. The extension is with effect from October 1. All these vehicle models, including two-wheelers, three-wheelers and four-wheelers, need to be re-validated on or before deadline. The government in March last year notified the second phase of the FAME India scheme with a Rs 100 billion outlay to encourage adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles.

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