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Chandigarh: Centre Approved 40 More Electric Buses

  • Posted by Rakhi Jha On 19-Nov-2021 06:14 AM

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Chandigarh’s roads will grab more attention because the multiple ELECTRIC BUSES are able to showcase the brighter way forward for electric vehicles. Union Government approved town with 40 more buses, with this approval Chandigarh will catch the eyes of the many cities.

The decision had taken in an exceedingly recent meeting, with these, the town will have a complete of 80 electric buses because the given information the primary slot will reach the town by the tip of this December.

UT adviser Dharam Pal said the secretary of heavy industries has assured him 40 more electric buses for Chandigarh, which (the second lot) the administration will receive in 2022.

The report said, “In relevance electric buses, the agreement has been made with Ashok Leyland for procurement of the primary lot of 40 electric buses on gross cost contract (GCC) model under FAME-2 scheme.”

The report said, “The trial for the electrical bus has successfully been completed on city conditions. Nineteen buses are proposed to be delivered by November 15 and 20 by December 30.”

to urge the chance, three more companies submitted the bids with Ashok Leyland, but Only Ashok Leyland was awarded the contract to run the environment-friendly buses for 10 Years on the KM scheme.

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As per the agreement, The successful bidder is to blame for all maintenance expenditure, bus charging stations, suspension, HVAC system and major and minor repairs of the buses during the contract period.

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The department can pay Rs 60 per km to the corporate. The fare collection is going to be done by the authority. After being charged, the bus will cover a distance of nearly 200-300 km and take two to 3 hours to totally charge.

In September last year, the Centre had sanctioned 80 electric buses for UT under phase II clinical trial of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme.

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The procurement of the buses will provide a major boost to the plan of the UT to interchange its entire fleet of ordinary ones of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). The transport department has planned to interchange all the 358 diesel buses within the Tricity with electric ones by 2027-2028.