The state transport body has planned to add 1,000 electric buses and 2,000 CNG buses in a phased manner.
Pune: The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) body will be launching electric buses in the state with the first ferry planned between Pune to Ahmednagar on June 1, which is also their foundation day, according to an announcement from the head office.
“We have not yet got the official circular or instruction about the June 1 programme, but as it is announced from the head office, we have already started the preparations for the same. The first electric bus will run from Pune to Ahmednagar on June 1, the bus is yet to come to the division. Apart from that, the regular celebration of MSRTC foundation day will be held in the division across 12 depots,” said Ramakant Gaikwad, MSRTC Pune divisional controller.
The electric bus is named Shivai, and MSRTC will be adding 150 e-buses in the months of June and July. The state transport body has planned to add 1,000 electric buses and 2,000 CNG buses in a phased manner under the central government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme.