Assam Government invites tender: E-buses might ply soon in Silchar
Things have started to move. If all goes as planned, then days are not far when E buses will ply on the roads of Silchar.
Assam State Transportation Corporation, under the Phase-II of FAME India Project, has invited tenders from eligible operators for supply, operation & maintenance of 100 Electric buses on Gross Cost Contract (GCC) basis in the Cities of Guwahati, Silchar & Jorhat.
“ASTC intends to use Electric Buses for augmenting clean and green shared mobility across the State of Assam by deploying them on a Gross Cost Contract (GCC) basis through the appointment of an Operator. Towards this, the RFP is being hereby published for inviting proposals from eligible Operators /Bus Manufacturers (OEMs) for procurement, operation and maintenance of 100 number of Electric Buses on GCC basis under Phase – II of FAME India Scheme,” reads the tender, released on 27th November 2019.
One can submit the tender till 5 PM on 07.12.2019, which can be downloaded from the Assam government’s e-tender website on or before 06.12.2019.
E- Buses for Assam
Government of India in August this year sanctioned 5595 e-buses for 64 Cities of India, out of which 5095 were for intracity operations, 400 for intercity & 100 buses for last-mile connectivity to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. For Assam, a total of 100 buses were sanctioned of which Guwahati will get 50, Silchar and Jorhat 25 each.