Government Approves 5,595 Electric Buses for 64 Cities Under Fame II

These buses will run about 4 billion kilometers during their contract period and are expected to save cumulatively about 1.2 billion liters of fuel over the contract period. This will result in the avoidance of 2.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions

August 09, 2019. By News Bureau

The Department of Heavy Industry has announced that it has consent 5,595 electric buses for 64 cities under the FAME India scheme's second phase to give an additional thrust to clean mobility in public transportation, as per official statement.

These buses will run about 4 billion kilometers during their contract period and are expected to save cumulatively about 1.2 billion liters of fuel over the contract period. This will result in avoidance of 2.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

The department had invited expressions of interest (EoIs) for submission of proposal for deployment of electric buses on operational cost basis. A total of 86 proposals from 26 states and union territories for the deployment of 14,988 e-buses were received.

After assessment of these proposals, the government sanctioned 5,095 electric buses to 64 cities and state transport corporations for intra-city operation, 400 electric buses for inter-city operation and 100 electric buses for last-mile connectivity to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Each nominated city and state transport enterprise is required to initiate the procurement process in a time-bound manner for deployment of sanctioned electric buses on operational cost basis. The buses which satisfy required localisation level and technical eligibility will be eligible for funding under the FAME India scheme's second phase.

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