India’s first electric AC double decker bus inaugurated in Mumbai.

  • The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) inaugurated the country’s first electric air-conditioned (AC) double-decker bus on 13 February.
  • After the approval of this bus, this bus will ply between Kurla Bus Depot & Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).
  • Electric Buses or SWITCH EiV22 boasts of latest technology, state-of-the-art design, highest safety and best-in-class comfort features for passengers.
  • The ticket price has been kept at a minimum of Rs 6 for a distance of 5 km.
  • The seating capacity of the Electric Double Decker Bus is 73.
  • It is equipped with CCTV cameras and automatic doors and can be charged in 80 minutes.
  • At present, the transport undertaking has 45 electric AC buses of various sizes, and 100 more wet-lease buses will be inducted this year.
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