Uttarakhand Flags off First Electric Bus Test Run
October 10, 2018
Giving impetus to the policy encouraging pollution-free vehicles in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat flagged off the trial run of the hill-state’s first electric bus. The test run of the bus– provided by Hyderabad based Olectra Greentech Limited– will go on for a month on the Dehradun-Mussoorie and Haldwani-Nainital routes. In the state’s first investors summit that concluded on October 8, a Memorandum of Understanding worth Rs 700 crore rupees was signed to operate electric buses. The hill-state plans to ply two fleet of 25 buses each on the two busy routes . Olectra Greentech has expressed its desire to operate a total of 500 buses in the state. The 30-seater low-floor bus is equipped with CCTV cameras, GPS, panic button and air suspension.