Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, June 28

So as to save the surroundings from vehicular air pollution, the UT Transport Division will exchange all its native diesel buses working within the tricity with electrical buses within the subsequent 5 years as a part of the Inexperienced Mobility Initiative of the Authorities of India.

UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit at the moment flagged off the prototype of the electrical bus of the second lot of 40 to be procured by the Chandigarh Transport Endeavor (CTU).

The Division of Heavy Industries, beneath the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, has sanctioned 80 electrical buses beneath the Section ll FAME India scheme. Beneath the scheme, the utmost subsidy of Rs 45 lakh per bus is granted by the Division of Heavy Industries.

For the primary lot of 40 electrical buses, an settlement was signed with M/s Ashok Leyland amounting to Rs 154.01 crore for 10 years. The buses have been launched and are beneath operation from November 2021.

For the second lot of the buses, the settlement was signed with M/s Volvo Eicher in February 2022 amounting to Rs 115.44 crore for 10 years. The fare assortment might be finished by the CTU.

The buses may have numerous options, together with pneumatically managed passenger doorways, air-con system, cell charging factors for every row of seats, seating capability of 31 passengers and eight standees, air suspension on the entrance and rear, a panic button in case of an emergency, passenger info screens on the entrance, rear, aspect and contained in the “saloon” space, and a fireplace detection and suppression system.

For the second lot, the proto bus was flagged off at the moment and might be on a trial run for 20 days. Initially, throughout the trial, the bus will function on the Maloya-Mani Majra route by way of PGI together with different routes connecting the ISBT, Sector 17, and Sector 43. The bus might be put beneath operation for most of the people tentatively from second week of August. Whereas 19 buses are prone to be acquired by July 20, the remaining 20 are anticipated by August 20.

What’s particular in regards to the new buses

  • Pneumatically managed passenger doorways
  • Air con system
  • Cell charging factors for every row of seats
  • Seating capability of 31 passengers and eight standees
  • Panic button in case of an emergency
  • Passenger info screens on the entrance, rear and aspect
  • Hearth detection and suppression system

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