Chennai gets its first electric bus

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: August 27, 2019 18:57 IST
Chennai gets its first electric bus

As we all know air pollution has become a major concern in day to day life of every human being. Government is coming with so many ads, awareness programs but nothing really seems to work in favour of the environment. Everyone is worried about the alarming situation of global warming but no one really takes any initiative to do his part to contribute less to air pollution.
To reduce pollution levels in the city government of Tamil Nadu has taken a smart decision, today morning Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has flagged off Chennai’s first electric bus.
Built at a cost of Rs.1.5 crore the bus is manufactured by Ashok Leyland Company. This a 32 - seater which can run up to 200km every day, with batteries expected to be replaced by a fresh set every 40 km through swapping technology. Batteries are kept at the Central bus depot for recharge. Unlike regular city buses, this bus is equipped with airbags, a GPS, hydraulic power steering system, a fire deduction and suppression system for emergencies and automatic doors in order to prevent footboard travel by commuters.
After the inauguration of the bus in the secretariat, the Chief Minister later took a ride in the bus along with ministers and officials. This is a very good initiate by the state government and a welcome move for positive change. Hope we get to see more electric vehicles in future for the betterment of the environment.