In a significant move towards promoting eco-friendly and efficient transportation, Sinha inaugurated a fleet of 75 electric buses at Nishat Bus Terminal. These electric buses, which operate on 15 routes within the city and two routes connecting different cities, cover a minimum distance of 200 kilometers daily, operating from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
During his address, Sinha commended the efforts of Srinagar Smart City Limited and the residents of the city and surrounding areas. He emphasized that their top priority is to implement smart mobility solutions that strike a balance with the environment.
Sinha highlighted that the addition of 100 electric buses is a significant step towards realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of achieving carbon neutrality. He also mentioned that Srinagar Smart City Limited is actively making the concept of ‘modal shift’ a reality by providing a seamless transportation system for the people.
The electric buses come equipped with features such as universal access, an HVAC system, onboard vehicle tracking, CCTV, and emergency stop facilities. To enhance passenger convenience, a dedicated mobile app and online ticket payment system have been developed.
All buses are integrated with the Srinagar Smart City’s integrated command and control center. Additionally, a bus depot is under construction at Pantha Chowk, and charging substations have been established to ensure the smooth operation of the electric buses. This initiative represents a significant step towards promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation in the region.