Jammu and Kashmir, one hundred e-buses will begin operations in Jammu in August this year under the Smart Urban e-Mobility Project
In Jammu and Kashmir, one hundred e-buses will begin operations in Jammu in August this year under the Smart Urban e-Mobility Project of Jammu Smart City Limited.
Akashvani Correspondent reports that the work on the project is in full swing and the Tata Motors has been asked to start delivery of the vehicles from mid-June so that other formalities like registration of vehicles with the RTO and issuance of permits are completed within the month of July in order to pave the way for operation of the vehicles from August.
Worth to mention, this is for the first time in the Union Territory that fully air-conditioned e-buses are going to be operated under the Gross Cost Contract model, which has already been adopted in different metro cities of the country with a high success rate and satisfactory performance.
The Gross Cost Contract model requires the operator to procure e-buses as well as implement the charging infrastructure, which saves cash-starved Transport Undertakings from making the initial capital investment.
The hundred fully air-conditioned e-buses will be operated from Jammu to Kathua, Jammu to Udhampur and Jammu to Katra and a bus depot is being constructed at Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu.
Moreover, the Kathua administration has given land for the establishment of charging stations for electric buses. In Udhampur, land has been identified and formalities for the transfer of the same to Jammu Smart City Limited are going on.
Likewise, Railway authorities have agreed to provide land within the Katra Railway Station for the charging station. (AIR NEWS)