Electric buses to kick out all diesel buses from Bengaluru streets in five years

State government is planning to replace all diesel buses running on Bengaluru street with electric buses in the next five years said Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Wednesday.

G Parameshwara was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 8th edition of Busworld India, a three-day bus and coach exhibition, organised by Busworld International at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). He said the move is aimed at curbing vehicular pollution and bringing down BMTC’s operating costs.

The traffic congestion has become a major problem and there are over 70 lakh vehicles running on the city’s roads. Majority of these vehicles run on diesel and are major contributors to environmental pollution.  Thus, introduction of electric buses will be a viable solution to reduce pollution and carbon footprint he said.