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Uttarakhand: DSCL starts trials of electric buses at Hyderabad

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2020

The Dehradun Smart City Limited (DSCL) has started the testing of electric buses at the Hyderabad-based Olectra Green Tech, which will provide 30 electric buses under the smart city project. According to the officials at DSCL, the motive of the trials is to assess the fit and...

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Karnataka govt gives massive thrust to decongest Bengaluru, allots Rs 8,772 cr for city development

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2020

Recognising the importance of Bengaluru as the key driver of state's economy, the Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday mooted proposals to ease the notorious traffic congestion of the city by promoting the public transport system. "For the year 2020-21, a total amount...

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SC issues notice to Centre in plea for implementation of electric vehicle policy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

The Supreme court on Wednesday sought in four weeks a reply from the Centre in a plea seeking details on promotion of electric vehicles and implementation of the Electric Vehicle Policy and and Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) India...

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Nitin Gadkari expects states to order 10,000 electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

The government is pushing for greater acceptance of electric buses and has advised states to do away with permit requirements for such vehicles, said Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, adding that he is expecting a minimum order of 10,000 battery electric...

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300 e-buses to hit Mumbai roads

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

BEST's fleet strength will go up by 300 electric buses, being procured for Mumbai under FAME-2 (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles) scheme/subsidy of the Central government. The buses, whose 10-year-contract for Rs 1,259 crore will come up for...

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BMTC board gives nod to procure new buses

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

In a relief for passengers, a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) board meeting on Tuesday approved the procurement of new buses.

BMTC board has approved the procurement of 1,500 BS-VI diesel buses after the approval from the state government. BS-VI...

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Kerala: KSRTC issues fresh tenders for 250 non-AC electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

In another attempt towards e-mobility, KSRTC has invited tenders to hire electricity-powered buses for its fleet. As many 250 non-AC buses will be hired by KSRTC for intercity operations for 10 years. Different from previous bids, KSRTC has invited three different tenders for...

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Government plans major push for electric vehicles in Punjab

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

To give greener, non-polluting vehicles a push, the Punjab government has decided exempt battery-operated vehicles — both private and commercial — from paying registration and permit fee, besides offering other financial benefits. As per the draft of the ‘Punjab Electric...

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Rising pollution in HP: Oppn, govt on the same page

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

Raising the issue of rising pollution levels and climate change in the winter session of Himachal assembly, Congress MLA Vikramaditya Singh sought the use of government vehicles in carpooling, introduction of electric vehicles and improvement in public transport in order to...

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Pune: PMPML e-bus fleet swells, charging points remain few

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2019

The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has added 26 more electric buses to its fleet, taking the total number of such buses to 96. However, a source in the transport body said there is an immediate need to arrange charging points at more depots to correspond...

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