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UP to buy 600 electric buses, targets 10,000 for public transport by 2024

State urban transport directorate to facilitate setting up of charging stations and maintenance infra to service the vehicles under the same tendering process

Electric vehicles in India
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Electric vehicles in India

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
In order to accelerate its electric vehicles (EV) roadmap, the Yogi Adityanath government will soon float tenders for the supply of 600 electric buses for public transport across major cities in Uttar Pradesh.

The buses are proposed to be deployed in Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Agra, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Mathura, Gorakhpur and Shahjahanpur.

Apart from sourcing electric buses from private companies, the UP urban transport directorate would also facilitate setting up of charging stations and maintenance infrastructure to service the vehicles under the same tendering process.

The government has estimated 200,000 charging stations would be set up across UP in the next few years

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First Published: Aug 31 2019 | 4:08 PM IST

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