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The Cabinet Approves PM-eBus Service Scheme

The cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the "PM-eBus Seva" initiative. PM-eBus service Scheme..


The cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the “PM-eBus Seva” initiative.

Key Highlights:

  1. Scheme Cost and Support: The PM-eBus Sewa scheme is projected to incur a total cost of Rs 57,613 crore. To facilitate its implementation, the Central government will provide financial support of Rs 20,000 crore. The scheme’s scope extends over a period of 10 years.
  2. Coverage Criteria: The scheme will encompass cities with a population of three lakh and above as per the 2011 census, including capital cities of Union Territories, the North Eastern Region, and Hill States. A notable emphasis will be placed on cities lacking organized bus services.
  3. Direct Job Creation: Implementation of the scheme is projected to result in the creation of 45,000 to 55,000 direct job opportunities. This will be accomplished through the deployment of approximately 10,000 buses for city bus operations.
  4. Segment A: Augmenting City Bus Services: One segment of the scheme, labeled Segment A, is dedicated to enhancing city bus services across 169 cities. This component will primarily focus on expanding the availability of electric buses for urban transportation.
  5. Segment B: Green Urban Mobility Initiatives (GUMI): The second segment, Segment B, targets 181 cities and revolves around green mobility initiatives. These include the implementation of bus priority measures, development of multimodal interchange facilities, integration of NCMC-based Automated Fare Collection Systems, establishment of charging infrastructure, and more.
  6. Operational Framework: The responsibility of operating the bus services and making payments to bus operators will rest with the respective states and cities. The Central Government’s role will involve extending subsidies as outlined in the scheme to support these operations.

Benefits of PM-eBus Sewa:

  • The scheme will promote e-mobility and provide full support for behind-the-meter power infrastructure.
  • Cities will also be supported for development of charging infrastructure under Green Urban Mobility Initiatives.
  • By 2030, all government cars must be electric. It also intends to phase out all commercial fleets and provide automobiles powered by fossil fuels in every city by 2030.
  • This scheme shall also bring in economies of scale for procurement of electric buses through aggregation for e-buses.
  • Adoption to Electric mobility will reduce noise and air pollution and curb carbon emission.
  • Modal shift due to increased share of bus-based public transportation will lead to GHG reduction.
  • The initiative holds the potential to generate direct employment opportunities and help in upskilling the existing resources.
  • This scheme will also introduce economies of scale for the procurement of electric buses by leveraging aggregation for e-buses.

Green Urban Mobility initiatives:

  • Bus rapid transport projects would be developed along with non-motorised infrastructure like bike sharing, bicycle lanes.
  • Innovative projects like National Common Mobility Card, Intelligent Transit Management System, Multimodal Interchange facilities would also be developed.

Environmental Benefits: 

The transition to electric mobility will yield positive environmental outcomes. It will contribute to the reduction of noise and air pollution while curbing carbon emissions. A shift towards increased bus-based public transportation will result in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, promoting a more sustainable urban environment.

Question 1: What is the total projected cost of the “PM-eBus Seva” scheme?

a) Rs 57,613 crore
b) Rs 10,000 crore
c) Rs 20,000 crore
d) Rs 45,000 crore

Question 2: Which segment of the “PM-eBus Seva” scheme aims to enhance city bus services with a focus on expanding electric buses?

a) Segment A
b) Segment B
c) Green Urban Mobility Initiatives (GUMI)
d) Operational Framework

Question 3: How many direct job opportunities are projected to be created through the implementation of the scheme?

a) 1,000 to 2,000
b) 5,000 to 10,000
c) 20,000 to 25,000
d) 45,000 to 55,000

Question 4: What is the main focus of Segment B of the scheme?

a) Development of electric car infrastructure
b) Expansion of city bus services
c) Promotion of e-mobility and green mobility initiatives
d) Enhancement of rural transportation

Question 5: What is the environmental benefit of transitioning to electric mobility as mentioned in the context?

a) Increased noise and air pollution
b) Reduced carbon emissions and noise pollution
c) Increased carbon emissions and noise pollution
d) Reduced carbon emissions and increased noise pollution

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