The State Government of Karnataka will be acquiring 1,500 electric buses in the next three years to run in Bengaluru. The decision comes in the wake of increasing pollution levels and skyrocketing fuel prices. The buses will be run by Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).
Every year as many as 400 buses are scrapped in the state. The Government has decided to replace scrapped buses with e-buses.
The transport department is inducting a fleet of 390 electrical buses this year. The buses need to be charged after plying 120 Km and it takes 45 minutes for a bus to complete charging. Presently, the electric buses will be put into service at Metro stations in Bengaluru to different locations.