STATE’S FIRST ELEC­TRIC BUS FLAGGED OFF

The bus will run be­tween Alam­bagh and Vi­raj Khand this month; 39 more to be in­ducted in next three months

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Front Page - HT Cor­re­spon­dent lko­re­porters­[email protected]

LUC­KNOW: The state’s first elec­tric bus was flagged off by ur­ban devel­op­ment min­is­ter Suresh Khanna and Luc­know Mayor Sanyukta Bha­tia at a func­tion held on the road in front of the Vid­han Bhawan here on Sun­day.The bus will run be­tween Alam­bagh and Vi­raj Khand for this en­tire month and in next three months, 39 more buses will be in­tro­duced un­der Luc­know City Trans­port Ser­vice to ferry pas­sen­gers on dif­fer­ent routes.

LUC­KNOW: The state’s first elec­tric bus was flagged off by ur­ban devel­op­ment min­is­ter Suresh Khanna and Luc­know Mayor Sanyukta Bha­tia at a func­tion held on the road in front of the Vid­han Bhawan here on Sun­day.

The bus will run be­tween Alam­bagh and Vi­raj Khand for this en­tire month and in the next three months, 39 more buses will be in­tro­duced un­der Luc­know City Trans­port Ser­vice to ferry pas­sen­gers on dif­fer­ent routes.

“In­tro­duc­tion of elec­tric buses was de­layed by a cou­ple of months and for this the bus provider was im­posed penalty also but fi­nally they are here,” said Ajit Singh, joint di­rec­tor, ur­ban trans­port direc­torate. He said in the com­ing months 580 more elec­tric buses would be in­tro­duced in dif­fer­ent cities of Ut­tar Pradesh, once cab­i­net ap­proval was ob­tained.

Ur­ban devel­op­ment min­is­ter Suresh Khanna said these buses would re­duce pol­lu­tion as they were run on recharge­able bat­ter­ies. Once charged, the bus runs 150-kilo­me­tre with air con­di­tion­ers in full seat­ing ca­pac­ity.

With a non-pol­lut­ing, 9-me­tre long body, fit­ted with GPS and CCTV cam­eras, the elec­tric bus can be lo­cated via app and the in­te­ri­ors are de­signed for a com­fort­able ride. The bat­ter­ies are fit­ted on the rooftop to avoid break­down dur­ing wa­ter log­ging.

“If there are any is­sues, they will be ad­dressed in the buses that are to be launched in the com­ing months,” said of­fi­cials.

The fare will be be­tween ₹15 to ₹45. The air cooled buses have 31 seats and a ca­pac­ity to carry 50 pas­sen­gers at a time. The buses also have air sus­pen­sion for a jerk-free ride and the power is enough for a smooth ride even on con­gested roads.

DEEPAK GUPTA/HT

▪ The elec­tric bus be­ing flagged off out­side the Vid­han Bhawan on Sun­day.

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