Chandigarh, July 5: Haryana government has announced the introduction of electric buses in Gurugram on the pattern of Poland in a move of environment-friendly transportation system.
Initially, 75-100 electric buses would be operated, Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain said.
Jain, who led a delegation said that the electric buses save environment as they will be pollution-free.
“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,” Jain 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 per cent, 40 per cent and 10 per cent of the cost of the project, respectively,” she said.
The JBM Group has a plant for manufacturing of CNG buses in Ballabhgarh near Faridabad soon begin manufacturing electric buses under the ‘Make in India’ programme, Jain added.