The government has approved 670 electric buses for Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh under Fame India Scheme Phase-II.
The government has approved 670 electric buses for Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh under Fame India Scheme Phase-II. Apart from this, a total of 241 charging stations will also be opened for Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair under the scheme. Union Heavy Industries Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that the decision reflects the Centre’s commitment to reduce dependence on petroleum fuels and address the issue of vehicle emissions. He said that this is also in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s environment friendly public transport approach.
Cost of one rupee per kilometer
On Friday, Javadekar said about the second fame of Fame India, that I have been using electric car since last one year. Electric car has a great feel. One rupee kilometer is fuel charge. These vehicles run ten kilometers in a unit. Now a lot of vehicles have started coming in, which are cheap as well as good.
It is very important to build charging stations to promote electric vehicles. Javadekar said that electric vehicles will start running on a very large scale in the country.
Each state will get so many buses
The Union Minister said that out of a total of 670, it has been decided to give 240 buses to Maharashtra, 250 to Gujarat, 80 to Chandigarh and 100 buses to Goa. The Central Government has implemented the Fame India Scheme from April 1, 2015 to promote the manufacturing and rapid use of electric vehicles in the country.
Significantly, this scheme has started from April 1, 2019 for the next three years. The target is to spend a total of Rs 10,000 crore by 2021-22. The main objective of this scheme is to promote the rapid use of electric and hybrid vehicles in the country.