June 13, 2024

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Union Minister promotes pilot project to run electric buses with private investment

pilot project to run electric buses

Union Minister promotes pilot project to run electric buses with private investment

The Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari promoted a pilot project to run electric buses with private investment. During the fourth UITP India Bus seminar, through video conference, while addressing the bus transport industry Nitin Gadkari has promoted the new pilot project through the public-private partnership (PPP) model.

pilot project to run electric buses

As we all aware that the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme’s second phase is mainly focusing on public transport, the Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari has invited for private investment for the pilot project.

He said, “If anyone is ready to invest in India, we can give him a pilot project for a city, where they can run their buses on electricity. Running their buses through electricity, they will get a good margin compared to diesel. However, the ticket rate will remain the same. It is an attractive project due to saving between diesel and electricity.” He also said that the same method can also be used for the transportation of goods.

“The trolly buses on electric or railbus can be started in India. We have to technically find out whether we can transport goods, trucks also on the same system. Economic viability may increase.”

22 States & Union Territories received electric buses in India under FAME 

He also spoke about the London model of public transport and said that he has been trying to implement it. He also said that the government was also planning to make bus ports and can be developed like an airport through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

In June, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Department of Heavy Industry had announced the validation of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles II (FAME II) scheme for a period of three months i.e, September 30, 2020. It also includes the electric two-wheelers, three-wheelers and four-wheelers from July 01, 2020.

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