50 more electric buses on the anvil for Goa

Fri, 2019-09-06 11:12 -- SCC India Staff

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As part of the Central Government's initiative to promote eco-friendly public transportation, fifty electric buses will be added to Goa’s corporation fleet. These additional buses will operate on a public-private partnership basis and will be seen on Goa's roads by November, said Carlos Almeida, Chairman of Kadamba Transport Corporation.

Almeida had requested for 250 electric buses under the central government's Green Transport scheme, but it has allotted 50 buses. They will be a part of the Kadamba Transport Corporation fleet, but function on a PPP basis. The state-funded corporation already has an existing fleet of over 500 buses.

Almeida also said that the buses would be used on long haul routes and a revenue sharing process with a private agency would be worked out after finalization of the tender process.