Bengaluru: BMTC Plans To Fully Electrify Its Fleet By 2030   
Bengaluru: BMTC Plans To Fully Electrify Its Fleet By 2030     An electric bus in Bengaluru by BMTC (Ramesh N G)

Amid criticism for its delay in inducting e-buses, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is planning to fully electrify its transport bus fleet to by 2030, report the Times of India.

In its road map to replace polluting diesel buses with e-buses the BMTC plans to deploy 1,500 e-buses in the next three years. Of these, 500 buses - 100 AC buses (20 airport buses, 80 other AC services) and 400 non-AC buses will be inducted in a year.

BMTC has 3,067 BS-III and 3,423 BS-IV vehicles and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed BMTC to induct only environment-friendly vehicles like CNG buses from now on.

The BMTC is also planning to induct 500 buses under the lease model under which the select operator will have to provide buses with qualified drivers and operate on routes provided by BMTC, with the corporation deploying a conductor in each bus.

The operators will have to register the buses in Bengaluru and bear expenditure of vehicle maintenance, such as tyres, spares, lubricants and wages of drivers and maintenance staff.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber