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Smart City Project: Roll out of E- buses, E-Auto Rickshaws reviewed

Last Updated on January 4, 2022 at 11:06 pm

On the directions of the office of Lieutenant Governor, J&K, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer, who is also the chairman of Board of Directors for JSCL, today held a meeting with concerned officers to review the status of tendering of E Rikshaw and operationalisation of E Buses in Jammu City under the Smart City Project.

The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officer JSCL, Avny Lavasa; Additional CEO JSCL, Joint Commissioner, Transport Department; RTO Jammu, Nodal Officer Mumkin Scheme under Mission Youth; besides representatives of electric vehicle manufacturers.

It was informed that Jammu Smart City Ltd has invited tenders for procurement of  E- Autos as part of Smart City projects and are also in process of floating the tender for E-buses. The e-autos are meant for running on the new routes identified by the RTA (Road Transport Agency) and also as replacement for those fuelled by petrol or diesel. The RTO Jammu informed that around 41 routes have already been notified for operationalization of e-rickshaw and further informed that these E-rickshaws shall be used as an option to ensure end mile connectivity – the localities where public transport is not available.