Transport minister M.R.Vijayabhaskar made a series of announcements on Saturday in the assembly and we have reasons to cheer for.
The minister said MTC will soon have battery operated buses. Moreover, existing air-conditioned buses will be upgraded to have Wi-Fi and CCTV facility. He also announced plans to introduce more air-conditioned sleeper buses and facility for cashless transactions in all transport corporations.
More buses with toilet facility are also considered. “Considering the cost of green buses, the state government is planning to avail a loan from centre”, the Hindu reported a senior official as saying.
MTC officials had last month test driven the electric bus between Chennai central and light house points with satisfactory results. The routes in which the electric buses would be plying are yet to be finalized.
We hope to see these plans materialized soon!
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