The government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to modernize the transport system and for this purpose both in Jammu and Srinagar cities electric buses would operate soon.
In this direction recently in a review meeting Principal Secretary H&UDD, got the feedback about the preparation of operation of AC electric buses for Jammu, Srinagar cities
He recently chaired a meeting to review procurement, operation and maintenance of AC electric buses for Jammu and Srinagar cities at the Civil Secretariat.
He was informed about the contract, prototypes and timeline of procurement of electric buses for the twin smart cities. He was apprised that proof of concept would be conducted after technical evaluation of the bids.
He directed both the Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir to steer the operationalization of buses by addressing land issues.
A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) would be created to look after the entire project of inclusion of e-buses in both the smart cities. It was observed that there are a number of models adopted in different parts of the country on this account and the most suitable can be replicated in the UT.
Other aspects of the operations of buses, like ticket management, fare collection, engagement of operators, installation of charging stations, land requirement for parking and other related issues were also deliberated upon in the meeting.