Gurugram (Earlier Gugaon) in Haryana is all set to go clean and green with the fleet of electric buses that may soon ply on the Gurugram (Earlier Gugaon) roads. According to reports, the Haryana government is all set to launch environment-friendly transportation system in Gurugram (earlier Gurgaon), on the pattern of Poland.
Why electric buses in Gurgaon (Now Gurugram)?
To deal with the choking pollution levels, the Haryana government has decided to roll out electric buses on Gurugram roads. The introduction of the environment-friendly transportation system will assist in bringing down the pollution levels in the region. The Urban Local Body Minister announced that on the pattern of Poland, e-buses will soon be launched in Gurugram. One of the major aims of the e-bus scheme is to control the pollution from diesel buses. This initiative will certainly make Gurgaon a better breathable place. Furthermore, the e-bus could save 4.25 lakh litres of fuel in 10 years and therefore will reduce the carbon emissions by 1,150 tonnes.
When will the services start?
It is believed that the public transport will soon be introduced in Gurgaon. In the initial phase, a fleet of close to 75- 100 electric buses will be launched. It is worth mentioning here that process has already begun for the buses to be launched during the first phase. A manufacturing plant to manufacture CNG buses has already been set up by the JBM Group. This plant has come up under the Make in India programme and is located in Ballabhgarh near Faridabad in Haryana. It is believed that the production of the electric buses would soon begin and the government would launch the services.
Air pollution in the region
Gurugram (earlier Gurgaon) is in the list of cities that are leading the pollution charts. In fact, it is among the most polluted cities in the world. It was reported that the Air Quality Index touched 250 earlier this week in the area.