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Suvendu Adhikari flags off new fleets of electric, CNG buses

Suvendu Adhikari flags off new fleets of electric, CNG buses

Kolkata: State Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari flagged off 20 electric buses and 20 CNG buses from Paribahan Bhawan at Kasba on Wednesday.

While the electric buses belong to West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC), the CNG buses belong to South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC).

The WBTC has introduced 20 electric buses, each 12 metres in length. The new buses are more spacious having more number of seats and with larger storage capacity. These buses will be rolled out in the existing and popular routes of the city.

Meanwhile, SBSTC's environment friendly CNG buses will be plying in and around the Durgapur and Asansol zone and will connect neighbouring districts. These buses have been procured from the grant received from the West Bengal Pollution Control Board.

As the new buses are environment friendly, it will be a major help to curb the level of pollution in the state. It may be mentioned that the state Transport department has planned to operate CNG buses all over the state, which will be done in phases.

In February, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had inaugurated 20 electric buses.

"We have rolled out 20 electric buses. We will be introducing 60 more electric buses within a period of three months.

Our schemes such as Gatidhara and Jaladhara have provided employment to a number of youths in the state," Banerjee had pointed out.

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