Guwahati Moves Toward a Green Horizon: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Unveils 200 AC e-Buses

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Tuesday, January 02, 2024
Guwahati Moves Toward a Green Horizon: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Unveils 200 AC e-Buses
Eco-Friendly Urban Planning: Assam's Commitment to a Cleaner Tomorrow
Guwahati, January 2, 2024: In a groundbreaking initiative towards fostering a pollution-free environment, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the dedication of 200 Air Conditioned (AC) electric buses in Guwahati and its neighboring areas. The move marks a significant stride in the state's commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly public transportation.

Vision for a Green Future

Sharing his vision, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his commitment to transforming Guwahati into the country's first city powered by a 100% green public transportation system by the year 2025. This ambitious goal aligns with the broader mission of creating cleaner and greener urban spaces.
Expanding the Green Fleet

The newly dedicated fleet of 200 AC e-Buses supplements the 100 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses inaugurated on New Year's last year. This expansion signifies the state government's continuous efforts to modernize and enhance the public transportation infrastructure, aiming for a harmonious coexistence with nature.

Empowering Nari Shakti: Safety Features Integrated

Highlighting the commitment to women's safety, Chief Minister Sarma emphasized, "Empowerment of Nari Shakti is at the foundation of every policy initiative we undertake." To ensure the security of female passengers, all 200 buses launched are equipped with CCTV cameras and GPS monitoring.

This technological integration aligns with the broader mission to create a safe and secure environment for women utilizing public transportation services. The move underscores the government's dedication to fostering an inclusive and protected commuting experience for everyone.

Tackling Air Pollution

Air quality has been a growing concern in urban areas, and the introduction of electric buses is seen as a proactive step to address this issue. Electric buses produce zero tailpipe emissions, contributing significantly to the reduction of air pollutants and the overall improvement of air quality.

Public and Environmental Benefits

The deployment of AC e-Buses not only ensures a comfortable commuting experience for the public but also promotes the use of sustainable energy sources. By incorporating electric vehicles into the public transport system, the state sets an example for responsible and eco-conscious urban planning. Electric buses are compatible for divyang passengers.

Technological Advancements in Transportation

The shift towards electric buses represents a leap in embracing advanced and environmentally friendly technologies. As the world moves towards sustainable alternatives, Assam positions itself as a pioneer in adopting innovative solutions for cleaner and greener urban living.

Looking Ahead

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma's commitment to a pollution-free Guwahati reflects the state's dedication to environmental sustainability. The unveiling of the 200 AC e-Buses is not just a milestone but a stride towards creating cities that thrive on the principles of green living and responsible development. As Assam accelerates its efforts, the vision of a 100% green public transportation system by 2025 appears closer to reality.