A move to save environment the city Mayor Sandip Joshi has asked the Nagpur Municipal Corporation to convert all city buses running on diesel into CNG. He was attending a meeting of Transport Committee at Central Office of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Monday.
For this purpose he has also given a deadline of December 31 for phasing out diesel as fuel on city buses. The old buses plying on diesel generates greenhouse gases that is damaging environment badly.Earlier, the civic administration has got many complaints regarding this matter.
Mayor also took review of how many buses are plying in city, the status of redevelopment of stops. He stated that the buses should stop a little away from main carriageway so that traffic snarls are avoided and for those parking bays be marked to avoid any confusion on stopping line for drivers. Mayor further asked the officials whether drivers engaged by operators are properly trained. He also warned that action would be initiated against officials if CNG kits are not fitted on all the buses.