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PM-eBus Sewa Scheme

PM-eBus Sewa Scheme:

The union cabinet recently approved the ‘PM-eBus Sewa’ scheme for augmenting city bus operations.

  • Under the PM-eBus Sewa Scheme, 10,000 e-buses will be deployed across cities in the country.
  • Under this scheme, city bus operations will be done on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
  • This scheme will support bus operations for 10 years.
  • States/Cities shall be responsible for running the bus services and making payments to the bus operators.
  • The Central Government will support these bus operations by providing subsidy to the extent specified in the proposed scheme.
  • It has been allocated a total funding of Rs 57,613 crore.
  • Out of this financial provision, the central government will contribute Rs 20,000 crore, while the remaining portion will be covered by the state governments.
  • The scheme will cover cities with 3 lakhs and above population and priority will be given to cities not having organised bus services.
  • There are two segments of the scheme: Augmenting the city bus services and Green Urban Mobility initiatives.