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100 e-buses allocated to Vizag

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 18, 2019

In a major step towards the eco-friendly public transport system, 100 electric buses have been allocated to the city in the first phase and 350 more would be added to the fleet of Andhra Pradesh State Transport Corporation (APSRTC) subsequently. “The APSRTC will procure 1,000...

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Karnataka boards the bus for EV journey; 112 charging points by October-end, Rs 1 lakh subsidy for electric autos

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

Two years after the government introduced an e-vehicle policy to promote battery-run vehicles, the state is finally setting up the infrastructure required. It is also pushing to convert existing autorickshaws to go electric. While Bescom’s 112 charging points will be...

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UP to buy 600 electric buses, targets 10,000 for public transport by 2024

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

In order to accelerate its electric vehicles (EV) roadmap, the Yogi Adityanath government will soon float tenders for the supply of 600 electric buses for public transport across major cities in Uttar Pradesh. The buses are proposed to be deployed in Lucknow, Kanpur,...

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To fight carbon emission, ER fixes solar panels on passenger train

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2019

In a landmark move, Eastern Railway started operating a Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) with solar panels on its roof between Sahibgunj and Jamalpur in its Malda division from Saturday. The...

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Fuel price hike aimed to boost public transport:Nirmala

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 8, 2019

As petrol and diesel price hike became effective Saturday onwards, leading to protests in some pockets, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the move to raise prices of transport fuel...

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Indian Railways Pushes Towards Goal Of Full Electrification By 2022 With ABB Deal

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2019

The deal will supply ABB’s industry leading converters for electric trains to Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi in Northern India. ABB will build the converters at one of ABB’s largest...

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BESCOM launches second electric vehicle charging infra in Bengaluru

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2018

The BESCOM on Monday introduced City’s second electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the premises of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) on Millers road. The first such...

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