Jammu and Srinagar smart cities will soon have 200 electric buses running on their roads as the J&K administration has signed an MoU with Tata Motors and Chalo Mobility Limited as part of the government’s initiative to establish an environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable network of public transport.
UT’s chief secretary, Arun Kumar Mehta presided over a ceremony to sign an MoU with TATA Motors Ltd. and Chalo Mobility Pvt. Ltd for the deployment of 200 electric buses in twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar here.
Speaking on the occasion on Monday, the chief secretary remarked that the induction of electric buses will transform the transport system in both cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
He asked both firms to ensure the best travelling experience to people in the twin cities.
He said that besides being environment friendly, the buses will also give a unique experience to the commuters. He maintained that the government is committed to provide every modern facility in the cities of the UT.
He reiterated that the government would continue its efforts to provide world class comforts to people in both these smart cities.
It was revealed during the function that passengers can also get details like real-time tracking of buses, how congested it is, along with expected time of arrival. It was also informed that the partnership between both firms will also eliminate the need for paper tickets and make contactless ticketing a greener option.
Further, it was said that the initiative will play a significant role in savings on ticketing costs. Apart from reducing pollution levels, the electric buses are also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like panic button, location system, CCTV, stop request system, and other security related features, as was given out on this occasion.