The Uttar Pradesh Roadways will soon launch electric buses. The Chief Minister of UP, Yogi Adityanath has been encouraging the usage of electric vehicles in the state as well as the protection of the environment.
Through the Urban Development Department, hundreds of buses are currently operating in urban areas of UP. Currently, there is a plan to run 100 electric buses between Lucknow and Ghaziabad as a pilot project.
The Minister of State for Transport (Independent Charge) of Uttar Pradesh, Dayashankar Singh said, “The Transport Corporation has plans to run 100 electric buses on selected routes in Lucknow and Ghaziabad. In the first phase, these buses will be run on a pilot basis. Later it will be started in other districts of the state as well.”
The Minister added, “Soon the people of the state will have access to excellent and affordable transportation services. Until now, the approval for 2X2 seating arrangement buses was granted for AC buses, but now the plan is to contract the bus service with a new arrangement of 3X2 seating under the new contract bus scheme.”