The newly appointed Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on Friday made an important announcement of making Maharashtra the state first in the country where all public transport buses run on clean fuels.
Without sharing a timeline of when he sees the transformation of the fleet occurring, Fadnavis stated massive cities like Mumbai and Pune already have electrical buses.
â€œIn the coming days, it will be our endeavour to ensure that public transport will not have any conventional fuel at all. We have already made a start with big cities in the state where transportation systems are being turned to clean systems,â€ Fadnavis stated.
The state-run Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation will also be starting to replace the fuel source for its fleet soon, he added.
A switch to EVs will help India achieve its overall environmental targets and also develop the electric vehicles ecosystem in the state, he added.