Chandigarh will get its first fleet of electrical buses
UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday flagged off the primary set of setting pleasant 11 electrical buses. All the fleet of 40 will likely be placed on industrial operation by finish of December.
These buses are plying on Specific Route 551E — ISBT-43 to PGI — with restricted stops at ISBT-17, Sector-16 hospital and PGI’s new OPD.
The categorical routes have been formulated maintaining in view the minimal journey time for the commuters, an official mentioned, including that for second lot of electrical buses, e-tender has been invited.
UT plans to lower diesel buses and as extra electrical buses arrive, the identical will likely be added on two extra routes l1E (ISBT-17 to Kharar by way of ISBT Mohali) and SU4E (PGI-ISBT17-railway station-ISBT Panchkula). These routes will likely be operated on 10-20 minutes frequency.
A spokesperson mentioned the ministry of heavy industries has sanctioned 80 electrical buses for Chandigarh. The UT will get ₹45-lakh subsidy per bus. For first lot of 40 buses, settlement has been signed with Ashok Leyland amounting to ₹154.01 crore for 10 years, the official added.
The brand new buses can have air con system, seating capability of 35 passengers and 20 standees, passenger data screens at entrance, rear, aspect and inside saloon space, pneumatically managed doorways, panic button in case of emergency, cell charging factors and rear air suspension.
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