SC for ex­plor­ing Hy­dro­gen buses?

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The Supreme Court of In­dia has asked the Delhi Govern­ment to look at ‘zero emis­sion’ hy­dro­gen buses as a mode of pub­lic trans­port rather than to pro­cure elec­tric buses, claimed in­dus­try sources. Sources men­tioned that the apex court has di­rected the state govern­ment and En­vi­ron­ment Pol­lu­tion Pre­ven­tion & Con­trol Author­ity (EPCA) to find out the fea­si­bil­ity to in­tro­duce such ve­hi­cles in the cap­i­tal. This comes twenty years af­ter the court di­rected con­ver­sion of all buses, taxis and three-wheel­ers to CNG to curb air pol­lu­tion. The court is known to have ex­pressed that hy­dro­gen buses are run­ning suc­cess­fully in other coun­tries, and their pro­cure­ment should not be a prob­lem since a CV maker has al­ready be­gun man­u­fac­tur­ing them in In­dia. The Supreme Court, ac­cord­ing to the sources, said that it was bet­ter to leapfrog from CNG to hy­dro­gen fuel.

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