Chennai to electrify its bus transportation system

electric busChennai has become the first Indian city to electrify its bus transportation system. It has now joined global cities like Beijing, London and Copenhagen in this  ‘Smart’ initiative.

These cities belong tothe Climate Leadership Group or popularly known as C40 cities, that are working towards reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from goods and services.

Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has recently signed an agreement with C40 Cities, declaring the State’s commitment to bring in zero-emission public transport vehicles.

Through this agreement, procurement of electric buses will be done at a cheaper rate than conventional buses and will help in creating an infrastructure to operate them.

The C40 Group will also  help Chennai prepare a road map to achieve 100  per centelectrification of its public bus transportation system by providing it with resources to aid in decision making, technology and to plan the way forward.

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