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Mumbai is the latest member of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative E-Bus Mission.

Kenneth John  /
05 Oct 2021 01:07:57 IST

Mumbai is all set to become the first Indian city to join the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) E-Bus Mission, which will design a customised implementation work plan for deploying e-buses in the city.

The BEST signed a Letter of Intent to join the TUMI E-Bus Mission on Monday in the presence of Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra's Minister for Environment, Tourism, and Protocol. The city of Mumbai, under the leadership of Aaditya Thackeray, has recognised the urgent need for action to combat climate change and in light of the critical role that public transportation electrification plays in achieving this goal, will participate in and contribute to the TUMI E-Bus Mission.

A technical assistance strategy and a plan to develop a long-term adoption roadmap for Mumbai will be part of the TUMI E-Bus Mission.

"The transition to electric is necessary for all vehicle segments, big or small, in order to fast-track the achievement of climate and air quality goals. E-buses can play a significant role in this transition," said Aaditya Thackeray.

The mission's goal is to build a wide coalition of public and private-sector groups to make the transition to E-Buses in 20 "deep dive cities" by the end of 2022 and then repeat it in another 100 cities. By 2025, more than 1,00,000 electric buses will be ready for further bids and procurements in 500 cities. The initiative is part of the UN Secretary-Action General's for Climate-Friendly Transportation (ACT) Initiative, which was announced in September 2019.

With 386 electric buses, BEST in Mumbai has India's largest electric bus fleet. The company wants to add 1,900 electric buses to its fleet by 2023, with a goal of converting 45 percent of its present fleet to electric buses.

Technical support will be provided to Mumbai, including the development of technical specifications for e-buses, performance evaluation procedures, charging infrastructure design, route operation and financial models, and the establishment of public policies.

Mumbai will attend mentee cities network meetings and engage in knowledge-sharing as part of the TUMI E-Bus Mission. Representatives from Mumbai will also meet with global, national, and local coalition partners on a regular basis at conferences and seminars to share their e-bus implementation experiences and lessons learned.

The TUMI E-Bus Mission is being jointly implemented by the German government's Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and World Resources Institute (lead and co-lead) together with the partners C40 Cities, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

The joint implementation will be carried until the end of 2022.

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    That's a wrap on the high-stakes Rajya Sabha elections. Thanks for staying tuned. Follow moneycontrol.com for news, views and updates.

    SUMMARY

    * Congress' Ahmed Patel wins Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat
    * Patel received 44 votes, the exact number needed to win the election
    * In late-night drama, Election Commission disqualified votes of two Congress rebels
    * Amit Shah and Smriti Irani also elected to Rajya Sabha

  • Aug 09, 07:30 PM (IST)

    In all, 11 Rajya Sabha members — one from Goa, one from Madhya Pradesh, six from West Bengal and three from Gujarat — were elected.

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    Why Patel's win matters: A defeat could have meant more trouble for the Congress.

  • Aug 09, 03:56 PM (IST)

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also congratulated Ahmed Patel on his victory.

  • Aug 09, 03:01 PM (IST)

    "How much more evidence do we require to understand that we opposition parties are up against a ruthless, finely tuned BJP political machine," Abdullah said.

  • Aug 09, 02:22 PM (IST)

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has said that Congress leader Ahmed Patel's win in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls "should have never been this difficult" and the opposition needs to introspect and shift strategy to counter the BJP in the 2019 general elections.

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    Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath says the party has always fought back.

  • Aug 09, 01:08 PM (IST)

    Amit Shah is choosing to focus on the third anniversary of his tenure as BJP President, thanking his followers his Twitter for their wishes. He has not yet commented on his Rajya Sabha victory or the BJP candidate's defeat to Ahmed Patel.

  • Aug 09, 12:15 PM (IST)

    There is no confirmation from the BJP yet over whether they will approach the courts over the EC's decision to disallow two votes.

  • Aug 09, 11:43 AM (IST)

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi says she is very happy with Ahmed Patel's victory. "Thank god for the Election Commission," she says.

  • Aug 09, 11:42 AM (IST)


    Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad says the defeat is a lesson for the BJP and they are free to approach any court.

  • Aug 09, 11:42 AM (IST)

    Kailash Vijayvargiya puts things in perspective. "We have won two seats and Congress only one [in Gujarat], no question of disappointment," the BJP leader tells News18.

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    JD(U) legislator Chhotubhai Vasava is also believed to have voted for Ahmed Patel, defying the party whip.

  • Aug 09, 10:22 AM (IST)

    JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav has congratulated Ahmed Patel on his Rajya Sabha victory. The JD(U) is now part of the NDA, but Yadav has been against the idea.

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    Meanwhile, six leaders were elected to the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal on Wednesday. Five of them were from the Trinamool Congress -Derek O'Brien, Dola Sen, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Manas Bhunia, Shanta Chhetri. Pradip Bhattachya of the Congress was also elected to the Upper House. 

  • Aug 09, 09:19 AM (IST)

    Meanwhile, there's been no official reaction from Amit Shah on either his victory or BJP's defeat to Ahmed Patel. He completes three years as BJP President today.

  • Aug 09, 09:17 AM (IST)

    Meanwhile, there's been no official reaction from Amit Shah on either his victory or BJP's defeat to Ahmed Patel. He completes three years as BJP President today.

  • Aug 09, 09:14 AM (IST)
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    There is speculation that the BJP may approach the courts regarding the Election Commission's decision to disqualify the two votes. We should get some clairty as the day progresses.

  • Aug 09, 08:12 AM (IST)

    In the end, it was two disqualified votes that helped take Ahmed Patel over the line. Here's a recap.

  • Aug 09, 07:55 AM (IST)

    SUMMARY

    *Congress' Ahmed Patel wins Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat
    * Patel received 44 votes, the exact number needed to win election
    * In late-night drama, Election Commission disqualified votes of two Congress rebels
    * Amit Shah and Smriti Irani also elected to Rajya Sabha

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    Why does Patel's win matter so much? Read our report.

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