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Bengaluru: BMTC to roll out new hybrid bus from Monday

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 20, 2020

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will roll out an environment friendly hybrid bus from Monday. BMTC officials said the low-floor AC hybrid bus has been provided by Volvo. “The bus reached city on Thursday and will be on roads from Monday. We will consider...

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French agency to take up Kolkata e-bus as case study

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

The city’s electric bus fleet will be featured in prestigious annual document, Global Electric Vehicle Outlook (GEVO), 2020, by Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) as a case study of a successful shift to cleaner energy in mass transport system. After winning green...

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RRTS to be linked with electric bus routes in push to the last-mile connectivity

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 2, 2020

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has sent a proposal to the UP urban development department to integrate the regional rapid transit system (RRTS) stations with the proposed electric bus service in a way that offers last-mile connectivity to residents...

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West Bengal to switch to lease model for procuring electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

The West Bengal government has decided to switch to "lease model" for procuring new electric buses to overcome high initial capital expenditure, a senior official of the state Transport department said. Under leasing or an opex model the bus would be operated by the state...

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Govt to invite bids for reallocation of subsidy for 2,000 e-buses in February

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

The Centre will invite proposals from state transport departments for reallocation of central subsidy for 2,000 electric buses under its Fame II scheme to promote electric mobility, but will not allow participation of cities that defaulted in the first round, people aware of...

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SC seeks Centre’s reply on PIL for converting public transport, govt vehicles into electric ones

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response of the Centre on a PIL seeking implementation of its policy on gradually converting all public transport and government vehicles to electric vehicles to curb air pollution and carbon emission. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA...

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After Gurgaon, Delhi goes the eco-friendly route with e-bikes, Noida to follow

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

Even though the air quality in the capital has improved and the sun and blue skies are making regular appearances, NCR is still not completely free from pollution issues. Besides crackers, stubble burning and other pollutants, vehicular pollution is considered one of the...

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Telangana working on EV policies: Jayesh Ranjan

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary to government, Department of Industries and Commerce and Information Technology, said that Telangana is one of the first 10 States in India working on policies for cent percent adoption of electric vehicles (EV) for public transport. “This...

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100 electric buses to hit Jaipur roads by January

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2019

Here is good news for the commuters traveling within the city limits of Jaipur. The Jaipur City Transport Servies Limited (JCTSL) is all set to replace 100 of buses, including 70 buses which are in poor condition, with electric buses. As the financial bid for the buses is...

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Delhi govt manages over 800 private buses against target of 2k for odd-even scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

The Delhi government's plan of hiring 2,000 private buses to boost the public transport system bore partial success as only 800 vehicles were registered by late Sunday evening, a day before the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme comes into force. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal...

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