Central government will raise the share of public transport in urban areas by expansion of metro rail network and augmentation of city bus service.
Rs 18,000 crore has been also announced for a new scheme, to augment public bus transport. Innovative PPP models will be in place to run more than 20,000 buses.
20,000 buses will be purchased for 111 cities. There will be a thrust for bus transport for Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, addition to all the state capital of the country.