ebus trial by PMPML

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The Pune Ma­hana­gar Pari­va­han Ma­haman­dal Lim­ited (PMPML) con­ducted trial run of an elec­tric bus on the Nigdi-Bhekraina­gar route re­cently. It also con­ducted trial runs of the ebus sup­plied by a con­trac­tor in dif­fer­ent parts of Pune and Pim­pri Chinch­wad. The ebus that PMPML used for con­duct­ing the tri­als was a nineme­ter long bus. Us­ing sand bags weigh­ing three to 3.5-tonnes in­stead of pas­sen­gers for the trial, the pub­lic trans­port body ran the ebus for a to­tal of 225 kms. The trial was mon­i­tored by the Cen­tral In­sti­tute of Road Trans­port (CIRT) and PMPML of­fi­cials. Of im­por­tance in the wake of the PMPML pro­posal to run 500 ebuses (of which 150 ebuses will be taken on rent) for en­vi­ron­ment con­ser­va­tion and pol­lu­tion con­trol, the trial saw the ebus suc­cess­fully climb the Ka­traj ghat on the pe­riph­ery on the city. Run­ning in con­gested ar­eas of Pune city like Dec­can Gymkhana, Camp, Laxmi Road and Ba­ji­rao Road, the ebus con­sumed only 76 per cent of its power, ac­cord­ing to sources, upon full charg­ing and run­ning for 225 km. Post the trial of the ebus, which is laced with brake re­gen­er­a­tion sys­tem, auto trans­mis­sion, in­tel­li­gent traf­fic man­age­ment sys­tem (ITMS), LED board and closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) cam­eras, CIRT will sub­mit a re­port to PMPML.

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