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Centre sanctions 670 electric buses, 241 charging stations under Phase II of FAME scheme

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The Union government has sanctioned 670 electric buses in the states of 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 India’ scheme.

Union Minister of Heavy Industries Prakash Javadekar said on Friday, “This is a big push to Prime Minister’s vision of eco-friendly Public transportation.”

Announcing this in a series of tweets, Javadekar said the decision reflects the government`s commitment to reduce dependence on fossil fuel and to address issues of vehicular emissions.”

The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is administering the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) scheme since April 2015 to promote the adoption of electric/hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in India.

In the first phase of the scheme up to March 31, 2019, about 2,80,987 hybrid and electric vehicles were supported by way of demand incentive, amounting to about Rs 359 crore.

Further, DHI sanctioned 425 electric and hybrid buses to various cities in the country with a total cost of about Rs 280 crores.

The Department of Heavy Industry had also sanctioned 520 charging stations for Rs 43 crore (approx.) in cities like Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Delhi under Phase-I of the FAME India scheme.

At present, Phase-II of the FAME India scheme is being implemented for a period of three years from April 1, 2019, with total budgetary support of Rs 10,000 crore.

This phase focuses on supporting the electrification of public and shared transportation and aims to support through subsidies, approximately 7000 e-Buses, five lakh e-3 wheelers, 55,000 e-4 wheeler passenger cars and 10 lakh e-2 wheelers.

In addition, the creation of charging infrastructure is also supported to address the anxiety among users of electric vehicles.

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