India’s first electric AC double-decker bus inaugurated in Mumbai

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The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) inaugurated the country’s first electric air-conditioned (AC) double-decker bus on 13 February in Mumbai.

An overview of the news

  • According to BEST, the regional transport agency in Mumbai is yet to complete the registration process for the electric bus.

  • After the approval of this bus, this bus will ply between Kurla Bus Depot and Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).

  • The ticket price has been kept at a minimum of Rs 6 for a distance of 5 km.

  • The seating capacity of the Electric Double Decker Bus is 73.

  • It is equipped with CCTV cameras and automatic doors and can be charged in 80 minutes.

  • At present, the transport department has 45 electric AC buses of various sizes, and 100 more will be inducted this year.

  • The Electric Buses or SWITCH EiV boasts of latest technology, state-of-the-art design, highest safety and best-in-class comfort features for 22 passengers.

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