Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday flagged off the first fleet of eco-friendly electric buses in Ahmedabad. It will be operated on regular intervals.
Amit Shah also inaugurated the nation’s first automated battery charging and swapping station for e-buses.
Under the Faster Adaption and Manufacture of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme, Gujarat will get 550 electric buses with Ahmedabad alone getting 300 buses. Each bus can carry up to 50 passengers, produces no sound and smoke. The buses also have automatic door sensors and won’t start if the doors are open.