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Govt to invite bids for reallocation of subsidy for 2,000 e-buses in February

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

The Centre will invite proposals from state transport departments for reallocation of central subsidy for 2,000 electric buses under its Fame II scheme to promote electric mobility, but will not allow participation of cities that defaulted in the first round, people aware of...

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SC seeks Centre’s reply on PIL for converting public transport, govt vehicles into electric ones

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response of the Centre on a PIL seeking implementation of its policy on gradually converting all public transport and government vehicles to electric vehicles to curb air pollution and carbon emission. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA...

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After Gurgaon, Delhi goes the eco-friendly route with e-bikes, Noida to follow

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

Even though the air quality in the capital has improved and the sun and blue skies are making regular appearances, NCR is still not completely free from pollution issues. Besides crackers, stubble burning and other pollutants, vehicular pollution is considered one of the...

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Telangana working on EV policies: Jayesh Ranjan

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary to government, Department of Industries and Commerce and Information Technology, said that Telangana is one of the first 10 States in India working on policies for cent percent adoption of electric vehicles (EV) for public transport. “This...

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100 electric buses to hit Jaipur roads by January

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2019

Here is good news for the commuters traveling within the city limits of Jaipur. The Jaipur City Transport Servies Limited (JCTSL) is all set to replace 100 of buses, including 70 buses which are in poor condition, with electric buses. As the financial bid for the buses is...

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Delhi govt manages over 800 private buses against target of 2k for odd-even scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

The Delhi government's plan of hiring 2,000 private buses to boost the public transport system bore partial success as only 800 vehicles were registered by late Sunday evening, a day before the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme comes into force. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal...

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Pune’s public transport keeps pace with changing times

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

Electric buses, CNG buses for dedicated BRTS corridors, free tickets for women on one day each month, generation of additional revenue through advertisements and other strategies are helping the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited keep pace with the changing public...

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India embarks on cleaner rides with all-electric taxis

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

Among the thousands of cabs that weave their way through the congested morning traffic in the capital New Delhi and surrounding business hubs, a white and blue cab with the words "electric vehicle" catches the eye. In a city where app-based cabs are booming due to poor public...

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Second phase of FAME to focus on electrification of public transport: Govt

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 4, 2019

The second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) scheme will focus on supporting the electrification of public and shared transportation over the...

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Ola betting big on two, three-wheelers for its electric mobility drive: Official

By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2019

Expecting rapid adoption of four-wheeler electric vehicles at a mass scale to take time, ride-hailing firm Ola is betting big on two and three-wheelers for its electric mobility drive, according...

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