Agency: In a groundbreaking move towards environmental sustainability, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated 200 electric buses in Guwahati on Monday. Describing it as one of the government’s most significant endeavors for a pollution-free environment, CM Sarma highlighted the commitment to establishing Guwahati as the first city in India powered entirely by a green public transportation system by 2025.
During the flag-off ceremony, State Transport Minister Parimal Suklabaidya also participated, emphasizing the collaborative effort in this eco-friendly initiative. The fleet of air-conditioned e-buses is set to operate across Guwahati and its surrounding areas, complementing the 100 CNG buses dedicated to the New Year.
In addition to the electric buses, CM Sarma ceremonially launched the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) in Guwahati. This versatile transport card, introduced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, serves as a one-stop solution for various transactions, including travel fares, toll taxes, retail purchases, and even cash withdrawals.
The NCMC operates through the RuPay card system and is available in prepaid, debit, or credit card forms through associated banks. CM Sarma urged the public to obtain the NCMC, underlining its role in ensuring ease of transportation and contributing to the overall success of Assam’s green mobility initiative. This holistic approach aligns with the state’s commitment to fostering a cleaner and more sustainable future.
(Courtesy: Standard Business)