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Govt. sanctions purchase of 15,260 buses for cities under JNNURM Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
New Delhi: Various States have placed orders for buying 11185 buses, under the one time economic measure of funding of buses by the Ministry of Urban Development to boost their urban transport.

The funding, shared by the Centre, States and the Municipal Bodies, is expected to give a boost to the automobile industry. The financing is meant exclusively for city bus service and Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) for all Mission cities.

Under the second stimulus package announced by the Government on 2nd January 2009, it had been decided that States would be provided assistance under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for the purchase of buses in the form of grant.

Maharashtra has placed purchase orders for 2230 buses, the highest number of fleet among the States followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu with orders for purchase of 1600 buses each . The lot would consist of AC low-floor, non-AC low-floor, semi low-floor buses and mini buses. Andhra Pradesh has placed order for 1540 buses for four cities of Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam .

Out of total no of buses for AP 1000 buses are meant for Hyderabad . Uttar Pradesh has ordered for purchase of 1350 buses and Uttrakhand for 145 buses. West Bengal has finalised purchase orders for 1300 buses and Kerala for 320 buses so far under the scheme. Madhya Pradesh has placed purchase orders for 175 buses, Chhatisgarh for 100 buses, Jharkhand for 240 buses, Rajasthan has ordered for 400 buses and Manipur for 25 buses so far.

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