The new government and its main leader is very well known for his duties to get the environment and air above in India in top notch condition. In a new move which is aimed at a greener environment, the Gujarat government will soon introduce a project to run electric buses as public transport between two major cities of Gujarat – Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. This is a first of its kind move in our country, where the electric and hybrid revolution hasn’t kicked off one bit.
This project has been undertaken by a company called Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) and has invited various companies to come join this project. The state government official has given the nod, saying that around 20 buses would be included in the initial phase to gauge the reaction of the public. In total, it includes a purchase of 15-40 seater mini buses which are already running in the city of Gandhinagar, Gujarat’s capital but these would be electric buses. If the project gains momentum and success in all aspects, it will be replicated in other states as well.
The project is aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the country with the use of electrical power to run the public transport system. All of this is part of the new prime minster’s plans and a special committee called “climate change department” has been put in place. The power to these buses will be sourced by setting up of solar-powered electric charging stations at regular distances on the over 35 km long stretch between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar at first. The project will hopefully be launched by the end of the year if it does not get into typical delays.