100 e-buses for Srinagar: SSCL set to start trial run in next 2 days
All mandatory processes being done, 15 vehicles to ply on roads after 15 days, rest to touch roads by October-November: Chief Engineer
Mubashir Aalam Wani
Srinagar, Jul 24 (KNO): The Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL) is all set to start trial run of e-buses in Srinagar in next two days while over a dozen such vehicles are expected to ply on the roads here after 15 days.
Pertinently, the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) had reported that Jammu and Kashmir administration has procured 200 e-buses—100 each for twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
A total of 200 e-buses are being procured. The electrical buses with AC and heating facility with CCTV are being procured under the Smart City project.
The electrical buses will also have digital on-boarding facility, live tracking so that the people can be aware about the timing of arrival of buses.
Chief Engineer, SSCL, Iftikhar Kakroo said that the trial run of the e-buses will be started in the next two days, adding that the mandatory processes like registration, certificate from pollution control board is being done at present.
He added that a fleet of 15 e-buses will ply on the roads after the next 15-20 days.
“As 100 e-buses have been procured for Srinagar, rest of the vehicles will be seen plying on the roads by October-November,” Kakroo said—(KNO)