Cabinet approves “PM-eBus Sewa” for augmenting city bus operations; priority to cities having no organized bus service

The Cabinet has approved a bus scheme “PM-eBus Sewa” for augmenting city bus operation by 10,000 e-buses on PPP model.  The Scheme would have an estimated cost of INR 57,613 Cr, out of which support of INR 20,000 Cr will be provided by the Central government. The Scheme will support bus operations for 10 years. The scheme will generate 45,000 to 55,000 direct jobs through deployment of around 10,000 buses in city bus operation.