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J&K to introduce 150-200 e-buses in transport sector soon

Last Updated on December 7, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today chaired a preliminary meeting with the Chairman and MD of Olectra Greentech Ltd, KV Pradeep, and discussed the modalities for introducing electric buses for cleaner, better inter-city and intra-city transport facilities in the UT of J&K.  

During the meeting, the Lt Governor observed that electric vehicles are the future of transport as they are eco-friendly, ideal for urban environment, and contributes in reducing pollution levels.

The Government aims to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, promote greener, sustainable mobility solutions, said the Lt Governor.

The Chairman Olectra Greentech Ltd, an electric vehicle manufacturing company, gave a powerpoint presentation and briefed the Lt Governor about the company which has, so far, deployed around 600 electric buses across India and has 2500 buses under manufacturing process.

The Lt Governor asked the Chairman to send two electric buses on a trial basis, one each for Srinagar and Jammu. Depending upon the trial outcome, the government will decide future course of action for inter-city and intra-city transport facilities.