🚌 Mini e-buses to hit the road soon

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The BMTC is planning to introduce as many as 100 conductor-less mini electric buses on Metro feeder routes.

Story so far: BMTC will soon deploy six-metre long buses with a capacity of 20 seats on narrow roads near Metro stations. Since the buses will not have conductors, they will have a flat fare or smartcard-based travel option. They are designed to run on narrow roads that are 30-40 feet wide.

  • The BMTC is planning to launch 300 12-metres long electric buses in the city.
  • The buses are ideal for metro feeder routes as they facilitate faster movement and quick turnaround times.

Current situation: At present, 90 non-AC e-buses are operating from Yeshwantpur, KR Puram and Kengeri depots on Metro feeder bus routes. 30 buses operate from Yeshwantpur and 30 operate from KR Puram.

  • A subsidiary of Ashok Leyland, Switch Mobility Ltd, will supply and operate all 300 12-metre long non-AC e-buses.

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