This, Friday the Government sanctioned 670 electric busses for Gujarat, Goa & Chandigarh and 241 e -charging station in Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat & Port Blair under Phase – II of the FAME India Scheme
“This is a good start, these E-buses, E-rickshaws and E-scooters as well as E-cars for city use are the best way forward for environment-friendly transport,” Mr. Javadekar said.
Union Heavy Industries Minister Prakash Javadekar also appreciated the Center’s commitment to reducing dependency on fossil fuel while addressing other issues of vehicular emission. He also believes the whole movement is inclined towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for eco-friendly public transportation.
Minister informed that 25 charging stations have been sanctioned in Kollam, 27 in Thiruvananthapuram, and 28 in Malappuram (all in Kerala). Besides, 10 charging stations have been sanctioned in Port Blair and 25 in Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu through various tweets,
Mr. Javadekar said the setting up of charging stations is a key infrastructure necessity to promote Electric Vehicles.
“Already 450 buses are plying in various cities. Now 670 e-buses are sanctioned. Maharashtra has got 240, Gujarat has got 250, Goa has got 100 and Chandigarh has got 80. Kerala and other states have also got e-charging stations because all those corporations who are completing the formalities, we are sanctioning e-buses for them,” said the minister.
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.
Till Now, through Phase II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme with a total of 10,000 crore have since April 1, 2019 for a period 3 years focuses majorly on supportiong electrification of public & shared transportation and aims to support, through subsidies, approximately 7,000 e-buses, 5 lakh e-3 wheelers, 55,000 e-4 wheeler passenger cars and 10 lakh e-2 wheelers
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/centre-sanctions-670-electric-buses-241-charging-stations-under-fame-scheme/article32693589.ece