AMRAVATI: In an environment friendly move, Andhra Pradesh government has decided to introduce electric buses for public convenience in its proposed Capital Amravati. The government is acquiring four electric buses, of which two are expected to be arriving in next two months.
At a meeting held on 29 August, Neerabh Kumar Prasad, Principal Secretary (R&B), and Ajay Jain, Principal Secretary (Energy), reviewed the progress of the project with representative from Axis Mobility Ltd. In the last CII summit that was held in Vishakhapatnam, Axis Mobility signed an MoU with the state government for implementation of the project. It will implement the project as a joint venture with Nedcap, AP Transco, and APSRTC.
Reducing the carbon emission by curbing the use of diesel vehicle has been a mandate of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, said Neerabh Kumar during the meeting.
Ravi Kumar Reddy, a representative from Axis mobility, said the vehicles they are manufacturing are fit for Indian road conditions. He also said the vehicle can travel upto 25 Km with a single charge.