UP Roadways: Electric buses will be run in seven cities, including Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow. These buses will run on the basis of the Gross Cast Contract. Apart from this, the proposal for the arrangement of Rs 50 crore for Smart Traffic Management System under the smart city project has got a green signal. In the first phase, 100-100 electric AC buses will be operated in Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Allahabad, and Ghaziabad. In seven cities, it has been agreed to spend 50.80 crores for the charging substation for charging of operating buses, infrastructure, and electric bus. According to Chief Secretary Municipal Development Manoj Kumar Singh, there was a meeting followed under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary in this regard. Many points were considered in the meeting.
In the Vrindavan plan, it has been decided to purchase seven acres of land for the operation of electric buses. For this, a proposal worth Rs.150 crores has got the green signal. The cities which got approval for the operation of city buses are Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Etawah and Rampur. It has been asked to develop infrastructure for the operation of city buses as well as to arrange for city buses.
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Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation is managing the city buses. The responsibility of Electric City Buses will also be given to the Transport Department. Transport has also started to work on its plans. In this regard, Pankaj, director of Shyam-Shyam, a company that handles city buses, wrote a letter to the government last year. It was written in this letter that the removal of private buses from the metropolis and buses can be installed on the CNG-operated buses.
Buses will run in Kanpur in the first phase
To keep Kanpur metropolitan free of pollution, the central government provided 270 cities under JNNURM scheme. With the arrival of electric city buses, there will be no impact on the CNG-operated city buses, these city buses will continue to run. The 10 electric buses coming in the first phase will run from Mandhana, IIT to Kalyanpur, Rawatpur, round crossroads, LLR Hospital, Chunniganj, Parade, Big Chaurah, Nanaraw Park, Phulbag and Narora square.