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Himachal Pradesh Launched Electric bus service between Manali and Rohtang Pass



Himachal Pradesh becomes the first state to launch Electric bus service in Hill Area, Manali and Rohtang Pass

The Himachal Pradesh government has launched first-of-its-kind electric bus service in the ecologically fragile 51km-long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass on 21 September 2017.

The bus service was flagged off by State Transport Minister GS Bali along with Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus. The move was made amidst concern over increasing environmental degradation in the Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis.

With this initiative, the state has become the first in the world to ply electric buses at an altitude of 13 thousand feet.

There would be a total of 10 buses in the fleet. All the buses have been imported by the state government, as no company in India manufactures such battery-operated ones.


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