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The Central government on Friday, September 25 said that it has sanctioned 670 electric buses for four states which include Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh and 241 charging stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair.
The buses for the intercity and intracity operations have been sanctioned under Phase-II of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (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," said Union Heavy Industries Minister Prakash Javadekar.
इलेक्ट्रिक वाहनों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए चार्जिंग स्टेशनों की स्थापना आवश्यक है। खुशी की बात है कि मध्य प्रदेश में 76 चार्जिंग स्टेशन को स्वीकृति प्रदान की गई है। @BJP4MP @ChouhanShivraj @CMMadhyaPradesh #FAME #GreenIndia pic.twitter.com/LVhIV7JjoB— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 25, 2020
In a series of tweets, the 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.
Setting up of Charging Stations is key infrastructure necessity to promote Electric Vehicles. As such I am happy to announce that 76 Charging Stations have been sanctioned in Indore in Madhya Pradesh @BJP4MP @ChouhanShivraj @CMMadhyaPradesh #FAME #GreenIndia pic.twitter.com/tCmwJ0cWAR— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 25, 2020
He also highlighted that setting up charging stations was one of the key infrastructure required to promote electric vehicles for public transportation. He added that the decision is in alignment with the centre's commitment to reduce dependence on fossil fuel and address the issues of vehicular emissions.
"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," he said.
#FAME योजना के द्वितीय चरण के तहत महाराष्ट्र,गोआ,गुजरात और चंडीगढ़ में 670 इलेक्ट्रिक बसों के साथ MP, तमिलनाडु,केरल गुजरात और पोर्ट ब्लेयर में 241 चार्जिंग स्टेशनों को मिली मंज़ूरी।पर्यावरण अनुकूल पब्लिक ट्रांसपोर्ट को प्रतिबद्ध ,@narendramodi सरकार का एक अहम् निर्णय@GreenIndia pic.twitter.com/xJucYxGR50— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 25, 2020
At present, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2019, with total budgetary outlay of ₹10,000 crore.
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