City transport will get a boost in nine cities including Lucknow with electric buses ferrying commuters in days to come. Under PPP model, the directorate of urban transport has selected private firms which will deliver and maintain 630 electric buses in nine cities.
Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Agra and Ghaziabad will get 100 buses each. Varanasi and Mathura-Vrindavan will get 50 buses each. Gorakhpur will get 20 and Shahjahanpur will get ten electric buses.
What is needed now is the state government’s approval and release of funds to provide the needed infrastructure. The project will cost about Rs 800cr which includes cost of buses and construction of depots with charging shed Read More
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