Delhi-Mumbai electric bus corridor planned

The government is looking to revamp public transport through introduction of double decker luxury buses run on alternative fuels, with an aim to curb private vehicle use, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said. He added the government is also planning to construct a separate lane for running electric trucks and buses on Delhi-Mumbai corridor, which can also run on diesel in city areas. “Plans are on to introduce fleet of double decker luxury buses to link cities like Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Ludhiana. I assure you charges will be more economic,“ he said.

On Centre's plans for a Delhi to Mumbai electric transport line, he said the emphasis is to introduce technologies based on cost effective alternative fuel.“Public transport on electric is our dream,“ he added.He added it has been the government's priority to promote clean fuel and cut on the huge Rs.7 lakh crore import bills that India incurs per annum.

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