The Centre has invited proposals from cities with population above 10 lakh for extending grants under the FAME India scheme to promote large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in multi-modal public transport.
Using clean energy modes like electric vehicles for shared mass transport will help bring down high pollution level in big cities.
An Expression of Interest floated by the Heavy Industries Ministry has invited proposals from state government departments, undertakings and municipal corporations for availing incentives to procure electric buses, electric four- wheelers, passenger cars and electric three-wheelers.
"The Expression of Interest is for a pilot project under the FAME India Scheme, specifically designed to give a push to electric vehicles in multi-modal public transport," a senior government official told
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