Jammu: In a first, Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor K Skandan on Monday flagged off Electric Bus Service from Railway Station, Jammu.
“The Government would initially operate 40 electric buses in the state,” Mr K Skandan told the media here.
He emphasised on running more electric buses that would protect the environment and also benefit the people.
He said that with the commencement of electric bus service, the state has made advances towards an electric vehicle fleet for its public transport needs.
Mr Skandan further informed that these buses are fully eco-friendly with no pollution.
It was informed that a bus can cover a distance of around 150 km, on a single charge, besides various charging stations would be installed at different locations en-route the destinations.
These buses have also been equipped with CCTV cameras, he added.