Electric Buses Will Run in Gurugram and Faridabad of Haryana

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Haryana Roadways Electric Bus: Chief Executive Officer of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Faridabad Metropolitan Development Authority (FMDA) A. Srinivas has held a meeting with officials of both the departments for comprehensive improvement of public transport.

An assessment was made to comprehensively improve the public transport system in Gurugram and Faridabad and to assess the long-term changing dynamics of these rapidly growing cities.

Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) Chief Executive Officer Munish Sharma, FMDA Additional Chief Executive Officer Garima Mittal and other senior officials of both the authorities were present in the meeting.

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The Chief Executive Officer of GMDA said that expansion of bus fleet in these metropolitan cities, development of adequate infrastructure like bus depots and terminals to facilitate seamless bus services, integration with other public transport services like metro, adoption of smart ticketing solutions etc. Attention is being given to key topics.

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The depot is being prepared

Presently 150 buses of GMCBL are running in Gurugram and 50 buses in Faridabad. Under the PM E-Bus Seva Yojana, 100 electric buses are being allotted to both the cities. Who are expected to join the fleet by October this year.

Provision for converting bus depots into e-friendly depots for charging electric buses is also to be included in the plan. Work is underway to convert the existing depot of GMCBL in Sector 10 into an electric bus charging station.

Mobility Division officials informed that to provide adequate bus service to the increasing population, 1025 buses will be required in Gurugram and 595 in Faridabad by the year 2031.

GMDA Chief Executive Officer A. Srinivas said that to ensure uninterrupted services of bus services in future, adequate infrastructure like bus depots and terminals also has to be established. Survey should be conducted by both the authorities to identify the land.

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There will be connectivity of buses and metro

The Chief Executive Officer, GMDA emphasized that integrated connectivity of city bus services with the upcoming metro corridor in Gurugram will be helpful in enhancing the utility of public transport services in the city.

Adding new bus routes and setting up new bus queue shelters should be planned in line with the upcoming metro route in the city which will further boost last mile connectivity for the citizens.

He also said that digitization of the ticketing system is necessary to improve revenues, reduce losses and curb ticketless travel.

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Publish Date: March 02, 2024

Posted By Sunil

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