‘Alternative fuel-run luxury buses soon’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Jul 2017 08:42:14


 

NEW DELHI,

The Government is also planning to construct a separate lane for running electric trucks and buses on Delhi-Mumbai corridor, which can also run on diesel in city areas, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said

THE Government is looking to revamp public transport through introduction of double decker luxury buses run on alternative fuels, with an aim to curb private vehicle use, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.


Volvo is ready to run buses on methanol, which can easily be manufactured in the country, Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari said. Govt is also planning to construct a separate lane for running electric trucks and buses on Delhi-Mumbai corridor, which can also run on diesel in city areas, he added.


“Plans are underway to introduce Double decker fleet of luxury buses to link cities like Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi- Jaipur and Delhi-Ludhiana. The fleet will be air conditioned with services that include hostesses (on board)... And I assure you charges will be much economic, less than present as these will run on alternative fuel,” Gadkari said on the sidelines of an Assocham event here.


The Minister said these buses will run on alternative fuel like methanol, ethanol or electricity as it has been the present Govt’s priority and policy to promote clean fuel and cut on the huge Rs 7 lakh crore import bills that India incurs per annum.