Guwahati, June 20 (IBNS): In a bid to curb air pollution, the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) is all set to launch a total of 15 electric buses in Guwahati city.
The buses under the central government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme, are slated to roll out from June 22.
Each bus will seat 31 passengers.
The ASTC has planned three proposed routes in the capital city of Assam for the operations of these 15 buses and the routes are from Kachari to Kamakhya covering a distance of 6.4 km, from Paltan Bazar to airport covering a distance of 25 km and ISBT, Khanapara, Ganeshguri, Paltan Bazar, Maligaon and back to ISBT covering a distance of 38 km.
The ASTC has planned to commence the electric bus service on June 22 for the occasion of the Ambubachi Mela – a big Hindu religious at the Kamakhya temple.
“We have got 15 buses under the state government and central government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme. The drivers will be trained. After that, we will ready to deploy these buses on roads,” an employee of ASTC said.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)
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