Government approves Rs 57,613 crore for 10,000 e-buses across 169 cities to promote green mobility
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The Government has approved PM-eBus Sewa for augmenting city bus operations by introducing ten thousand e-buses. Briefing reporters in New Delhi after the Union Cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur said, 57 thousand 613 crore rupees will be spent on PM-eBus Sewa. He said, ten thousand new electric buses will be deployed in 169 cities. He said, the scheme will cover cities having a population of three lakh and beyond as per the census 2011 including all the Capital cities of Union Territories, North Eastern Region, and Hill States. Mr Thakur said, PM-eBus Sewa will promote green mobility.
The scheme will generate 45 thousand to 55 thousand direct jobs through the deployment of ten thousand buses in the city bus operation. The Cities will be supported in the development of charging infrastructure under Green Urban Mobility Initiatives. The adoption of Electric mobility will reduce noise and air pollution and curb carbon emission.