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Scheme to Augment City Buses & Urban Green Mobility

City Bus Augmentation

A Scheme to induct over 20,000 city buses in 5 lakh plus cities  including Hilly/ UT/ North East State capital cities (total: 111) will be launched to strengthen organized city bus services, improve urban mobility and ease in living. Scheme components include procurement, for city operations, of all types of new buses with clean fuel (excluding hybrid/ battery electric buses already covered under the FAME Scheme of Deptt of Heavy Industries (DHI)), associated infrastructure and opex support for a period of 5 years after procurement.  An outlay of about ₹15,000 cr has been kept for this Scheme. It will boost automobile industry, generate direct/ indirect employment and facilitate the cities to adhere the Covid-19 guidelines i.e. social distancing in urban transport. Scheme will promote public transport, help in reducing congestion, pollution and accidents and promote clean air in these cities. 

Green Urban Mobility

This Scheme intends to provide impetus to green and clean urban mobility projects. It is a step in the direction of meeting climate change mitigation and sustainability goals. The focus of this Scheme is to improve Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) infrastructure, promote innovative urban transit modes, strengthen Intelligent Transport System (ITS) facilities, retrofitting buses & other modes for energy efficiency/ clean fuel, and other technological and innovative measures for green urban transport. An outlay of about ₹ 3,000 cr has been kept under this Scheme for projects, which will be selected through Green Urban Mobility Challenge. This will help in reducing pollution levels through changes in traveling practices, improvement of urban mobility infrastructure and services such as pedestrian/ cycling pathways, last mile connectivity, enhance Information Technology applications and adopt innovations in implementation and financing of urban mobility projects.

Metro Projects

Name of project No of corridors Route length  Sanctioned cost (in Rs crore)
Chennai phase-2 3 118.9 63,246
Bangalore 2A and 2 B 2 58.19 14,788
Nagpur Phase-2 4 43.80 6,708
Nashik (MetroNeo) 2 33 2,092
Kochi Phase-2 1 11.2 1,957

Low cost Metro solution for tier 2/3 cities

MetrolLite

  • 40% cost of conventional metro system.
  • Peak Hour Peak Direction Traffic- upto 15,000

MetroNeo

  • Rubber tyred metro
  • Peak Hour Peak Direction Traffic upto 8,000 and
  • 25% of cost of conventional metro system.

Cities to be provided with MetroLite and MetroNeo system

Some of Tier-2 cities like Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Jammu, Srinagar, Rajkot, Baroda, Dehradun, Coimbatore, Bhiwadi- Daruhera etc. are making proposals under MetroLite/ MetroNeo and Nasik has already sent a proposal for MetroNeo, which is under consideration.

 

Source: PIB



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