With the increae in the number of private vehicles in the country, the pollution and the usage of fuel is on the rise. Now, it looks like the Government of India is working on a startegy to promote public transport.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari stated that the Government of India plans to curb the use of private vehicles by introducing double-decker luxury buses. These buses will use alternative fuel.
Gadkari said, "Plans are underway to introduce double decker fleet of luxury buses to link metropolitan cities such as Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Ludhiana. The air-conditioned bus fleet will have all kind of services (that are) available in planes and will be more economical as they would run on alternative fuel."
Gadkari stated that automakers such as Volvo are interested in this project. The Swedish commercial vehicle maker is ready to run buses on methanol which can be manufactured in India.
Gadkari also revealed the government's plans to construct separate lanes for electric trucks and buses on Delhi-Mumbai corridor. Overhead cables will power the lanes.
The Minister said that the double-decker luxury buses would run on alternative fuels such as ethanol, methanol or electricity. The project is in line with the government's policy to promote clean energy.
The Government of India is planning to introduce luxury double-decker buses run on alternative fuel to encourage the use of public transport. The alternative fuels will also cut the huge fuel import bills of the country.
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