Under the FAME Scheme, the Centre approves 670 new electric buses and 241 charge points.

The Centre approved 670 new electric buses and 241 charge stations under the FAME Scheme on Friday, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambition of environmentally friendly transportation a huge boost. Tata Motors, Mahindra, and other e-vehicle manufacturers have a huge chance here. According to the government, under PHASE II of the FAME Scheme, 670 electric buses would run in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, and Chandigarh. Under Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme, 241 charging stations would be built in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, and Port Blair.

Phase II of the Fame Scheme would begin in April 2019 for a three-year term, with budgetary assistance of Rs 10,000 crore. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar praised the government's action, saying it underscores the government's determination to minimize reliance on fossil fuels and address concerns of vehicle pollution.

Since April 2015, the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) , which is part of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, has been administering the FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid Electric Vehicles in India Scheme to promote the adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in India. Up till March 31, 2019, roughly 2,80,987 hybrid and electric cars were supported by demand incentives totaling about Rs 359 crore in the Scheme's first phase. DHI also approved the purchase of 425 electric and hybrid buses for various cities around the nation, at a cost of over Rs. 280 crores.

Under Phase-I of the FAME-India Scheme, the Department of Heavy Industry approved 520 charging stations worth Rs. 43 crore (approx.) in cities like as Bangalore, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Delhi's NCR. Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme is now being implemented for a three-year term, beginning on April 1, 2019, with a total budgetary assistance of Rs. 10,000 crore.

This phase focuses on promoting the electrification of public and shared transportation, with the goal of supporting 7000 e-buses, 5 lakh e-3 wheelers, 55000 e-4 wheeler passenger cars, and 10 lakh e-2 wheelers through subsidies. Furthermore, the establishment of a charging infrastructure is encouraged in order to alleviate the worry felt by electric car owners.

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