In a bid to introduce environment-friendly transportation, Haryana government assured to come up with the electric bus which will save 425,000 litres of diesel.
Kavita Jain, Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister said in a statement, “Compared to ordinary buses, each electric bus would help save about 4.25 lakh litres diesel and reduce carbon emissions by 1,150 tonnes in 10 years of operation. This would help in improving the environment and providing trustworthy public transport. The electric buses are noise and pollution-free and do not require fossil fuels to run”.
The Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister said that in the first phase 75-100 electric buses would be operated.
Following this, the vehicles would be introduced in Gurugram in the first phase.
Adding further to this she said, “This would not only reduce traffic congestion but would also provide better public transport system to an average of 50,000 persons every day. Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, Municipal Corporation – Gurugram and Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) would bear 50 percent, 40 percent and 10 percent of the cost of the project, respectively”.
The manufacturing for this project has already been established by the JBM Group in Ballabhgarh near Faridabad.
The manufacturing of the electric buses will be made under the ‘Make in India’ programme.