BMTC, give us a timeline for inducting electric buses
Jhatkaa.org took the campaign to BMTC and received a good response.
BMTC launched 75 e-buses in Bengaluru in August 2022 with 90 e-buses already running previously. Under Centre’s FAME-II scheme, a total of 300 electric buses will be operated on a Gross Cost Contract model. The buses have been made by Switch Mobility, a subsidiary of Ashok Leyland.
Additionally, Tata Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturer, will lease 921 electric buses to Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) which will be inducted in a phased out manner from September 2022.