Electric buses, Sankardeva and Staying ahead of the curve: A story of Guwahati's Transformation
The Assam government is moving forward to make the state a pollution-free region, perhaps leading the nation in its example! And it is, therefore, no wonder that the Government under the leadership of Sarbananda Sonowal has released a pilot project of introducing electric bus service across the state.
An Important Transformation:
Since the beginning of the current government's administration, the Governments both at the State and the Centre, have been working to pin Guwahati as the true gateway to the South-East Asia. Sarbananda Sonowal rightly said, in a conference that, to materialise such a vision would require a great deal of support from all sections of society.
Pollution-Free and Ahead of its time:
In line with the state government's vision to make Assam a pollution-free state, and keep the state a step ahead of the curve, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off 15 electric buses which were introduced under ASTC in the city.
The new buses procured under 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles' (FAME-1) and introduced as a pilot project will ply from Panbazar to Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati.
Depending on the success of this pilot project, the government will introduce electric bus services across the state in phases.
The state government is likely to introduce 100 additional electric buses under FAME-2 for which the necessary process has been started. Out of these buses, 50 buses will ply in Guwahati, 25 each will be pressed into service at Jorhat and Silchar.
Life and philosophy:
Following Sarkardeva's values people need to work for the conservation of nature through aforestation initiatives. Stressing on an extensive plantation and taking adequate care for each and every sapling planted.
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