Technology is hitting hard in human lives that the day we carry our own little tabular living system comprising of water, air and food are not beyond our imagination. May there be numerous ill effects of the changing uses of modern instruments, the benefits of technology always have an upper hand.
Kadma Transport Corporation launches its first electric bus as a trial in the streets of Goa and it turns out to be successful, around 100 such buses shall hunt the Goan roads, as confirmed by the chief minister, Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday. The bus shall ply on different elevations and plains in another one and half months and a successful journey will lead to negotiation of rates with the company by the government, add the minister.
“Depending on the success of the trial run of this electric bus, the government will go for anything between 50 to 100 buses,” Parrikiar said to Time Of India.
Hyderabad-based company Goldstone Infratech Ltd supplied a 12m, K9 model bus to the Goa government, and is approximately priced at Rs 2.45 crore. Parrikar said the company is ready to give the buses to the state government to run on kilometer basis whereas The company shall bear the cost of maintenance of the buses and the government shall pay them per kilometer. A consultant has also been appointed to study and suggest the best mode of transport for the state that could lead to the efficient working of transportation system across the state.
The estimated running and maintenance cost of the bus would be around Rs. 55 per km, which is much lower than fuel- running vehicles.“The running cost of the electric bus is around Rs 4 per km,” said the president of Goldstone Infratech Ltd, Naga Satyam.
Launching of an electric bus is the first step towards the shift from conventional diesel or petrol transports to electricity generated vehicles. It saves and adds up to the reserves of terminating petroleum and fuel chemicals and leads to a reduction in local pollution, fuel consumption, and noise creation. The government’s efforts to walk towards the green environment is appreciable and the legacy should be followed by the nation as well.