The Central Cabinet has granted its approval for the implementation of an e-bus operation plan in 100 cities across the country. This ambitious plan, estimated to cost 77,613 crores, was announced by Central Minister Anurag Thakur during a briefing on the decisions taken in the Cabinet meeting. The Prime Minister has given the green light to the PM E-Bus service, which will involve the deployment of approximately 10,000 new electric buses throughout the nation.
During the briefing on the Cabinet’s decisions, Central Minister Anurag Thakur stated, “Out of the total 77,613 crores, 20,000 crores will be provided by the Central Government. This plan will cover cities with a population of over 3 lakhs. Under this initiative, the City Bus operation will be carried out with a Public-Private-People Partnership (PPPP) model involving 10,000 e-buses. This plan will support bus operations for a period of 10 years.”
The Central Cabinet has also approved the Vishwakarma Scheme.
Meanwhile, elaborating on the decisions taken in the Cabinet meeting, Central Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw remarked that the expansion of the Digital India program was given the go-ahead on Wednesday.
Vishwakarma Scheme to Benefit 3 Million Families through its Implementation
Central Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw mentioned that during the Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister approved the ‘PM Vishwakarma’ scheme to support individuals with traditional skills. Under this scheme, loans of up to 1 lakh rupees will be provided under favorable terms. The implementation of this scheme is expected to benefit nearly 3 million Vishwakarma families across the country.