Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL), one of the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprises in India has notified that it has won an order for the supply of state-of-the-art Electric Buses along with charging infrastructure of these buses for Gorakhpur City, Uttar Pradesh.
The order has been placed on BHEL by the Urban Transport Directorate (UTD), Lucknow. These low floor, disabled-friendly Electric Buses will be deployed by UTD at the Gorakhpur airport
The firm said in the notice that “This is in line with the company’s transformation initiative of expanding into new markets/businesses. Further, as part of the transformation journey, BHEL is consolidating and reinvigorating the initiatives taken in Defence & Aerospace, Water, E-mobility, Batteries, Renewables, and Transportation businesses.”
Previously, BHEL along with EESL(Energy Efficiency Services Limited) planned to set up a network of Public Charging Infrastructure for electric mobility at various highways across the country. As part of the MoU, BHEL will offer complete EPC solutions from concept to commissioning while EESL will make the entire upfront investment on services, along with the operation and maintenance of the public charging infrastructure. The MoU covers collaboration for identifying, planning, development and installation of charging stations at suitable locations.