5,495 Electric buses sanctioned for 64 cities, 100 e-buses for Delhi Metro connectivity

New Delhi: The Government has sanctioned 5,095 electric buses to 64 Cities and State Transport Corporations for intracity operation, 400 electric buses for intercity operation and 100 electric buses for last mile connectivity to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) under Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme.

The expenditure of nearly Rs 175 crore for purchase of these buses is being borne by the Department of Heavy Industry. This information was given by the Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Prakash Javadekar, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on 19 November.

Indus Dictum earlier reported that about 285,000 buyers of electric & hybrid vehicles (xEVs) have been supported by a subsidy of Rs 360 crore under the FAME India Scheme.

The number of e-buses allotted to different cities of the State of Andhra Pradesh are as given below:

S.No.

Name of City

E-Bus allocated

1.

Visakhapatnam

100

2.

Vijayawada

50

3.

Amravati

50

4.

Tirupati

50

5.

Kakinada

50

6.

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation- Inter-City Operations

50

Total

350


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