Monday 26 August 2019

Bank of Baroda board approves to raise Basel III complaint Tier 1 bonds upto Rs 1650 crores.

Bank of Baroda (BoB) board - Capital Raising Committee of the bank has approved Issuance of Basel III Compliant Additional Tier I Bonds for aggregate total issue size not exceeding Rs1,650cr, with a base issue size of Rs500cr and a Green Shoe Option to retain over-subscription up to Rs1,150cr.

Further, the Bank of Baroda board said that issuance of Basel III Compliant Tier II Capital Bonds Compliant with Basel III Capital regulations of the Reserve Bank of India for aggregate total issue size not exceeding R500cr, with a base issue size of Rs250cr and a Green Shoe Option to retain oversubscription up to Rs250cr.

According to the Mint report, the bank plans additional exposure of Rs10,675cr to NBFCs in the second quarter of FY20. The bank is also looking to purchase NBFC assets worth Rs5,600cr, co-originate loans of Rs1,000cr, provide loans of Rs3,575cr for on-lending to the Agri sector and has set aside Rs500cr for “high-ticket balance sheet takeover".

After the announcement, the shares of Bank of Baroda traded on NSE index was more than 3% up at Rs 98.

Source: Bombay Stock Exchange.

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Govt of India sanctions subsidy for 5595 electric buses in 64 cities under FAME II.

Tata Ultra Electric bus has been deployed in Lucknow, Kolkata, Guwahati, Jammu Kashmir under FAME I scheme.

The Department of Heavy Industry has approved the sanction of 5595 electric buses to 64 Cities, State Government Entities, State Transport Undertakings (STUs) for intra-city and intercity operation under FAME India scheme phase II in order to give a further push to clean mobility in public transportation.

The Department had invited the Expression of Interest (EoI) from million-plus cities, smart cities, State/UT capitals and cities from special category states for submission of proposal for deployment of electric buses on an operational cost basis.

Eight six proposals from 26 States/UTs for the deployment of 14988 e-Buses were received. After evaluation of these proposals as per EoI, on the advice of Project Implementation and Sanctioning Committee, the Government sanctioned 5095 electric buses to 64 Cities / State Transport Corporations for intra-city operation, 400 electric buses for intercity operation and 100 electric buses for last-mile connectivity to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Each selected City/STUsis required to initiate the procurement process in a time-bound manner for the deployment of sanctioned electric buses on an operational cost basis. As per EoI, buses which satisfy required localization level and technical eligibility notified under FAME India scheme phase II will be eligible for funding under FAME India scheme phase II.

Tier 1 cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore will receive 300 electric buses each. Surprisingly, Chennai's proposal seems to be rejected. Pune and Surat are set to get 150 electric buses each. 400 electric buses will be deployed towards intercity operations and will be handed over to State Transport Corporations. Maharashtra has received highest allocation of 775 buses followed by Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu.

These buses will run about 4 billion kilometers during their contract period and are expected to save cumulatively about 1.2 billion liters of fuel over the contract period, which will result into avoidance of 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emission.

Source - PIB.