Green initiative: AP to deploy 350 Electric buses in 5 cities

Close to 350 electric buses will soon be deployed in five major cities of Andhra Pradesh under a Rs. 746-crore project. In the first phase of this ambitious green project, buses will be deployed in cities including Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kakinada and Amaravati.
This, however, is not the first step taken towards electric mobility by the Andhra Pradesh government. Prior to this announcement, AP became the first state in India to publicly announce an extensive electric vehicle policy to curb pollution where it announced to stop registration of petrol and diesel cars by 2024 and put 10 lakh electric vehicles on the road in the next five years. 
The announcement to stop ICE car registration in the state will be implemented in the upcoming de-facto capital of Amaravati. The new EV policy will attract an investment of Rs. 30,000 Crore and the government has announced a state grant of Rs.500 Crore for EV R&D. Andhra governmen