Himachal Pradesh, First State to Launch Electric Bus Service in India

The Himachal Pradesh government on launched first-of-its-kind electric bus service in the 51km-long stretch road between Manali and Rohtang Pass. The bus service was flagged off by State Transport Minister GS Bali.

The move was made amidst concern over increasing environmental degradation in the Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis. With this initiative, the state has become the first in the world to ply electric buses at an altitude of 13 thousand feet.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The main objective behind the initiative is to curb carbon emission which is resulting in melting of glaciers in the Himalayas.
Source- The Indian Express

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