Jaipur: The Rajasthan Roadways will operate 50 buses between Jaipur and Delhi. The decision was taken after a successful trial of the bus on Friday. Senior Rajasthan Roadways officials including MD Suchi Sharma travelled in the bus. They said that the buses will be operational within the next three months.
“We will soon issue tenders. This will be for the first time in the county that electric buses will be run between two cities. The first election bus will be operational between Delhi and Jaipur. About 80 Volvo buses are plying between these two destinations as of now. The electric buses will be in addition to these Volvo buses,” said a senior Rajasthan Roadways officer.
The Rajasthan Roadways will save on fuel, while the electric buses won’t cause any pollution.
The electric buses will be part of city transport also. Nearly 100 electric buses will run on various routes in the city.
“The bus will be equipped with two batteries. Each fully-charged battery will be enough to run the buses for 200 km. On the routes, we will set up battery charges in the depos so that the batteries could be charged,” said an officer.
Electric buses are currently plying in Delhi, UP and Himachal Pradesh. Rajasthan will be the fourth state to use electric buses for public transport.