Friday , July 30 2021

Good News! 700 electric buses will run in 14 cities of UP, know their specialty

Lucknow. The Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh is going to operate electric buses in 14 cities to reduce the increasing pollution and improve the environment. In order to provide comfortable and cheap travel facility to the people of the state, the fare of these buses has been kept at par with ordinary buses. This was announced by Urban Development Minister Ashutosh Tandon in the capital on Tuesday.

In the program organized at 1090 crossroads, he said that the government is making rapid efforts to modernize the urban transport services and provide convenient travel to the commuters. The government plans to operate 700 electric buses in 14 other major cities of the state including Lucknow. For this, the work is being completed at a fast pace by the officials of the Directorate of Urban Transport. Trial of these buses has been started for one month in Lucknow.

 

Ajit Singh, Joint Secretary, Directorate of Urban Development said that the operation of electric buses will be started soon after the proposal is passed in the meeting of the Divisional Commissioner. UP will be the first state to operate such a large number of electric buses as compared to other states. 965 crores has been spent on the plan of operation of electric buses by the state government.

Which cities will operate

  1. 100 buses in Lucknow
  2. 100 buses in Kanpur
  3. 100 buses in Agra
  4. 50 buses in Varanasi
  5. 50 buses in Prayagraj
  6. 50 Buses in Meerut
  7. 50 buses in Ghaziabad
  8. 50 buses in Mathura-Vrindavan
  9. 25 buses in shahjahanpur
  10. 25 Buses in Jhansi
  11. 25 buses in Moradabad
  12. 25 buses in Gorakhpur
  13. 25 buses in Aligarh
  14. 25 buses will be operated in Bareilly

Features of electric buses

  1. air-conditioned buses
  2. Comfortable and free from noise and air pollution
  3. Buses will have panic buttons,
  4. will run on state-of-the-art technology
  5. Live tracking can be done
  6. The LED screen will be installed
  7. Bus and passengers can be monitored with CCTV cameras

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