Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
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PM E-BUS SEVA SCHEME

Posted On: 18 DEC 2023 5:39PM by PIB Delhi

Government of India has launched “PM-eBus Sewa Scheme” on 16th August 2023 with the aim to augment bus operations by deployment of 10,000 electric buses on PPP model. 

Following are the details of accessibility features of E-buses to be deployed under PM-eBus Sewa:

  • Compliance to Bus code AIS 052 and Annexure V of AIS 153
  •  Steps, Priority seats and space for passengers with reduced mobility.
  • Priority seats near passenger door for Passengers with reduced mobility with pictograms for easy boarding.
  • Location of the wheelchair space has been indicated inside and outside the bus using the standard symbols
  • Handrails at the door entrance
  • 25% of the buses will have Hydraulic lift/Ramp mechanism for wheel-chair accessibility for 12m and 9m buses.
  • The lifting platform with a safety restraints system e.g., safety belt, handrails, push button, stop request button etc. with built-in safety parameters to avoid any slippage.
  • Passenger Information System (PIS).

The compliance of provisions of accessibility of buses is done by various city/state level transport agencies across the country who ply/run all types of buses, including e-buses in different cities/States/UTs across the country, which is a State subject.  As such, no data of number of accessible buses is maintained.

This information was given by the THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS SHRI KAUSHAL KISHORE, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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