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Karnataka emerges as largest market for solar power in open access mode

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2020

Karnataka is the largest market for solar power in the open access mode based on total installations at the end of December 2019, according to a report. It was followed by Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana. “Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu,...

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Now, KSRTC decides to cancel electric bus tenders

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

The wait for eco-friendly friendly buses to operate in Bengaluru and other parts of the State has become longer. Following in the footsteps of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to cancel...

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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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Karnataka bags Rs 72,000 cr investment proposals; EV, solar power in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

Rs 72,000 crore investment proposals were received at the Invest Karnataka meet, here on Friday, for the states northern region, said an official on Saturday. "About 50 foreign and domestic firms have proposed to invest Rs 72,000 crore in the northwest and northern regions of...

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Solar rooftop cos move tribunal on KERC's order

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

Developers of solar rooftop projects have challenged the Karnataka power regulator’s order in December seeking to do away with net metering for commercial and industrial consumers. Net metering allows developers to sell electricity to the grid and deduct its value from their...

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Hyderabad firm may emerge as lowest bidder for e-bus project

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2019

Hyderabad-based Olectra Greentech Ltd (formerly Goldstone Infratech Ltd) and its Chinese technical partner BYD are likely to emerge as the lowest bidder in the electric bus project of state corporations in Karnataka, multiple sources in state transport undertakings (STUs)...

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‘Govt may grant 20% parking reservation for e-vehicles’

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

In a major push to encourage electric vehicles (e-vehicles) in Karnataka, the state government is mulling on expanding the existing 10 per cent of parking space allotted for e-vehicles by 10 per cent, said Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce &...

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Karnataka govt to introduce 3,000 e-buses, says minister

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 1, 2019

The Karnataka government on Wednesday said it is looking at introducing 3,000 e-buses in the state as part of its e-vehicle promotion policy in the next three years. 


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