Bengal plans to introduce policy for EV charging Points
West Bengal Urban Development Ministry is planning to introduce the electric vehicle policy for Charging Stations and also planning to Launch 500 e-buses under FAME II.
Launch 500 e-buses under FAME II
The government of West Bengal is also planning to launch 500 e-buses under FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India) and tenders have been announced.
Proposal for 800 megawatts (MW) solar power project
The State Minister said that it has also received a proposal for 800 megawatts (MW) solar power project with an estimated Rs 3,000 crore from a private investor. The project will be executed by the power purchase agreement (PPA) said the West Bengal’s Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay.
The private investor is looking to get the PPA for the project before it starts it further. Without the support of the PPA, the bankers will not show interest to finance the project.
The Minister said that they have 500 acres of land of their possession and have not asked for any assistance to obtain more land.
There is no scope to link the solar project with the proposed 1000 MW Turga pumped storage hydel program in Purulia.
The unavailability of large contiguous land made to drop the plan to feed the pumps through 1200 MW solar power plant. The subsidy from the clean energy fund was not received by the state for the project.
According to the Gazette Notification for FAME II
According to the Gazette Notification of India regarding Phase-II of FAME India Scheme, the 7090 electric buses will be supported through incentives, a total amount for this vehicle category is supported of Rs 3545 Cr.
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