The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will reportedly start working with Centre to introduce electric vehicles by replacing the present CNG and diesel ones. The electric vehicles will help in combating environmental hazards and save up on fuel costs.
According to Pune Mirror the initial plan is to transform MSRTC buses that will run from Pune-Mumbai, Mumbai-Nashik and Pune-Nashik; these will be manufactured by domestic automobile companies, Tata and Mahindra already being leaders in providing the e-mobility technology.
MSRTC’s vice chairman and managing director Ranjit Singh Deol speaking to the publication said, “We will be studying various aspects required to switch to electric technology. We are making conscious efforts to make MSRTC a better choice for passengers.”
The report state that few charging stations can already be seen in Pune, of which one is at Balewadi ; work for the other one is underway in Aundh and Shivajinagar.