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5595 electric buses to 64 Cities under FAME Phase-II

In a major push to environment safety measures the Department of Heavy Industry has approved the sanction of 5595 electric buses to 64 Cities
New Delhi: Now that is what you call a piece of good news for the environment. In a major push to environment safety measures the Modi government has approved the sanction of 5595 electric buses to 64 Cities, State Government Entities, State Transport Undertakings (STUs)for intra-city and intercity operation under FAME India scheme phase II in order to give a further push to clean mobility in public transportation. A press release issued by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises said "These buses will run about 4 billion kilometres during their contract period and are expected to save cumulatively about 1.2 billion litres of fuel over the contract period, which will result into avoidance of 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emission." The Department of Heavy Industry 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 electric buses on an operational cost basis. 86 proposals from 26 States/UTs for the deployment of 14988 e-Buses were received. After evaluation of these proposals as per EoI, on the advice of Project Implementation and Sanctioning Committee (PISC), the Government sanctioned 5095 electric buses to 64 Cities / State Transport Corporations for intra-city operation, 400 electric buses for intercity operation and 100 electric buses for last-mile connectivity to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Click here to know how many buses your city has got!
"These buses will run about 4 billion kilometres during their contract period and are expected to save cumulatively about 1.2 billion litres of fuel over the contract period, which will result into avoidance of 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emission."
Each selected City/STUsis required to initiate the procurement process in a time-bound manner for the deployment of sanctioned electric buses on an operational cost basis. As per EoI, buses which satisfy required localization level and technical eligibility notified under FAME India scheme phase II will be eligible for funding under FAME India scheme phase II.