The Centre has approved Uttar Pradesh’s proposal to operate 600 electric buses in eleven cities to boost urban transport and ply as city buses. After Maharashtra, which got the Centre’s approval to operate 725 electric buses in six cities, UP has got the second highest allocation of E-buses under the FAME-2 scheme of the Centre.
UP urban transport directorate would float tenders and invite bids on August 29. “It would take a year before we start operating the buses, because setting up the infrastructure — like providing charging facilities in each of these eleven cities — would take time,” said UP urban transport director Ajit Singh.
Lucknow has got a charging shed at Dubagga where at least 24 buses can be charged at a time. In other cities, land has been identified. Read more
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