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Title: Centre approves electric vehicle-based public transportation for 11 cities
Date:28 December 2017

In a fillip to India’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Mission 2030, the ministry of heavy industries on Wednesday announced the introduction of electric vehicles in the public transportation systems of 11 cities. The shortlisted cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Jammu and Guwahati. Due to limited funds available under the FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles in India) scheme, only 11 cities could be accommodated. For the rest, FAME 2 will be launched in the next fiscal, adding that a subsidy of Rs 437 crore will be provided to state governments for buying public transport vehicles under Fame 1, including Rs 40 crore for the installation of vehicle-charging infrastructure. The selected cities will be required to finalize the tendering process and issue supply orders before 28 February 2018.

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