Funds worth Rs 2.12 billion released for procurement of e-buses under FAME-India scheme

As of January 2021, around Rs 2.12 billion has been released for the procurement of electric buses under the second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric (FAME)-India scheme. …

Earlier the government had invited the expression of interest (EoI) from million-plus cities, smart cities, state/UT capitals and cities from special category states for submission of proposal for deployment of e-buses on operational cost basis. Subsequently, the government received 86 proposals from 26 states/UTs for the deployment of about 15,000 e-buses. Further, the project implementation and sanctioning committee has sanctioned 5,565 e-buses to 65 cities/ state transport corporation for intra-city operation; 600 e-buses for intercity operation and 100 electric buses for last mile connectivity to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

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