The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation(BMC) has planned to run electric buses on selected routes in the smart city.
BMC Commissioner Krishan Kumar said that running of electric buses is a part of city bus modernization programme.This will help to decrease the pollution level and ensure the green transport, which includes the smart city project mission.
The electric buses will be run on some selected roads in the first phase and then the services will be extended to other areas.
Earlier, in the Smart City proposal, the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) has planned to augment the city bus services by procuring 400 more buses.
Out of the 400 new buses, a few buses will run on electricity. The exact number would only be ascertained after the study.