Induction of electric buses into the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) fleet is set to be expedited with the Centre agreeing in-principle to offer subsidy.
BMTC’s plan to procure 80 electric buses in the first phase was recently put on hold after the department of heavy industries (DHI) refused to provide subsidy to state road transport undertakings which induct electric buses on a lease basis.
Following the pressure from SRTUs like BMTC and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), the Centre has now decided to provide subsidy for both capital expenditure (capex) and operational expenditure (opex) models to induct electric buses. Read More
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