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Olectra bags order for 550 e-buses from Telangana RTC

Olectra bags order for 550 e-buses from Telangana RTC

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Olectra bags order for 550 e-buses from Telangana RTC

Olectra Greentech Limited, a subsidiary of Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL), on Monday said it has received an order for 550 pure electric buses from the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC).

A press release from the firm said it is the single largest order for electric buses in South India from TSRTC and is vital in Telangana’s electric mobility step for large-scale clean, green public transportation. The order is to supply 50 standard floor 12-metre intercity coach e-buses and 500 low floor 12-metre intracity e-buses, K V Pradeep, chairman and managing director of Olectra Greentech Limited, said. “We are proud to partner with the TSRTC in their vision for a sustainable and economical large-scale public transport. The e-buses will be delivered in phases soon. Olectra’s pure e-buses will significantly reduce the noise and emission levels in the city of Hyderabad,” he said.

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Olectra’s association with TSRTC began in March 2019, with 40 e-buses. These e-buses have been plying from the airport to various destinations in Hyderabad. The 50 intercity coach e-buses will ply between the city of pearls, Hyderabad in Telangana and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. The e-buses are fully air-conditioned and can travel a distance of more than 325 km on a single charge. In the intracity segment, the 500 e-buses will ply within Hyderabad. Each e-bus can travel a distance of more than 225 km on a single charge.

TSRTC Chairman, MLA Bajireddy Govardhan said, it has been decided to bring electric buses to protect the environment. The TSRTC has plans to make 3,400 electric buses available across the state in the next two years. TSRTC MD VC Sajjanar said the corporation hopes to make electric buses available across Hyderabad by March 2025 and we are working on it. “In the first phase we are going to deploy 550 Olectra e-buses under GCC. All those buses will come into use in stages,” Sajjanar added.

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