Being the lifeline of common people, the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has added seven electric buses in the city bus fleet in Nagpur city.
With the new addition, the number of electric buses has increased to 17.
According to reports soon five more buses will be after which 22 electric buses will run in the city by August 15.
Of the total buses, 10 electric buses will run without conductors and will be completely cashless.
The passengers will have to purchase tickets online. Authorities are working on app Chalo Mobile app and passengers will have to make Chalo smart ID card for the E-Bus cash-less service.
The decision to include more electric buses in the fleet was done in view of the environment. Earlier, MSRTC stopped diesel-powered buses and converted them to run on CNG. However, due to the increase in CNG prices in 70 CNG buses have been stopped. Meanwhile, 50 of these buses have been restarted on diesel.