The Transport Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation submitted a budget worth Rs 384.77 crore to the Standing Committee on Thursday, giving stress on eco-friendly transportation in the city.
Jintendra (Bunty) Kukde, Chairman of Transport Committe, handed over the budget for 2022-23, expecting a revenue of Rs 384.77 crore to Prakash Bhoyar, Chairman of the Standing Committee.
A provision of Rs 96.92 crore has been made in the budget for purchasing electric buses and of Rs 0.8 crore for constructing a depot on ten acres of land in Wathoda, out of a total sanctioned for for Rs 104.92 crore. There is a proposal for purchasing 233 midi buses till 2022-23 out of the total sanctioned funds. The department will purchase 115 electric bguses in phases from Rs 77.52 crore till 2021-22. In the second phase, around 100 electric buses would be purchased in the second phase from the funds received. It is expected that 50 per cent electric buses would run on the roads in 2022-23 through ‘Aapli Bus’ services.
A demand for Rs 145 crore has been made for 2022-23. The demand has been made in the budget as NMC getting grants to the tune of Rs 108 crore are still short by Rs 37 crore for 2022-23. The financial year 2022-23 as many as 262 diesel/CGN standard , mini, midi buses would run on the roads.
The committee has decided to set up at the reserved place at Zero Mile ‘Path Antyoday’ electric bus depot (charging station) to main the place as eco-friendly. The committee wants it to be inaugurated the hands of the Prime Minister and Union Raod Transport Minister.
Rupa Rai, Sonali Kadu, Nitin Sathwane, Nagesh Mankar, Sheshrao Gotmare, Rajesh Ghodpage, Vishakha Bante, Rupali Thakur, Members, Ravindra Bhelawe, Manager, Transport, Ravindra Page, Administrative Officer, Arun Pimprude, Kedar Mishra, Vinay Bharadwaj, Yogendra Lunge and others were present.