Electric Vehicle Policy framed to encourage operation of pollution-free vehicles in state: CM


Dehradun (DIPR)-Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat flagged off the test run of the state’s first electric bus at CM residence on Tuesday. Notably, Electric Vehicle Policy has been framed by the Uttarakhand Government to encourage the operation of pollution-free vehicles in the state. In the recent Investors Summit, an MoU of Rs. 700 crore was signed for the operation of electric buses in Uttarakhand. In this sequence, a bus has been provided for testing by Olectra Greentech Ltd, Hyderabad, which will have test run on Dehradun-Mussoorie and Haldwani-Nainital road for one month. Uttarakhand Transport Corporation will operate 25 buses on Dehradun-Mussoorie and 26 buses on Haldwani-Nainital road on basis of GGC Model. Olectra Greentech Ltd, Hyderabad is interested to run 500 electric buses in the state. This low floor bus with 30 seats is equipped with CCTV, GPS, Panic Button and Air Suspension. There is no sound or vibration while operating this electric bus. On this occasion, Chief Minister congratulated and greeted Uttarakhand Transport Corporation. On this occasion, Cabinet Minister Mr. Yashpal Arya and MLA Mr. Ganesh Joshi were present.