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PM Modi to interact with over 30 CEOs on second phase of FAME schem

Modi will also deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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will interact with over 30 CEOs of leading companies with a view to finalise the second phase of the scheme Friday, a top Aayog said.

Besides, will also deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility.

While addressing a curtain-raiser press conference of the first Global Mobility Summit 'MOVE' beginning Friday, Aayog said, "the will listen to views of CEOs of leading companies and then take a final decision (on FAME 2)".

In April, the government had extended the phase 1 of the (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) scheme by six months till September-end or till its second phase is approved.

The first phase of the scheme was initially proposed for two years till March 31, 2017 but was extended twice for six months up to March 31, 2018.

Kant said that India, which is at the crux of a mobility disruption, will unveil a 'One Nation-One Card policy' for public transport that will entail connectivity between various modes of transport in the next three months.

The Aayog also said that the master plans of all cities must have cycling lanes.

The will inaugurate the summit.

The two-day summit (September 7-8), being organised by Niti Aayog, will be attended by union ministers, including Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, and Ravi Shankar Prasad, among others.

With an aim to promote ecofriendly vehicles, the government had launched the scheme in 2015.

The ongoing pilot phase of the scheme was earlier extended till September this year or until its second phase is approved.

First Published: Thu, September 06 2018. 19:20 IST
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