18 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: As a part of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) India Phase-II scheme very soon 'e-buses' will ply on the roads of the Capital City. The Union Ministry of Heavy Industries has sanctioned as many as 50 electric buses for Bhubaneswar under FAME II scheme.
Today, one e-bus arrived in Bhubaneswar as a part of the dry run to promote clean and green public transport. According to a State Government official who requested anonymity, the Request for Proposals (RfPs) for e-buses has already been floated and a number of vendors have shown interest in the project.
"Those who have participated in the tender process will be a part of the dummy run. To ensure that the commuters get the best service, the dummy or test-run of electric buses will start from this week."
The e-buses will be part of the Capital Region Urban Transport fleet and after the tendering process is over, it will take around 6 to 9 months when Bhubaneswar gets 50 electric buses for public transport, the official added.