First inter-city electric bus to be flagged off on Dec. 30
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First inter-city electric bus to be flagged off on Dec. 30

December 26, 2022
  • Chief Minister to launch clean-air bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru
  • Inaugural bus to arrive at State Capital from Hyderabad today

Mysore/Mysuru: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) first inter-city clean-air bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru is likely to be flagged off by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday, Dec. 30.

While the first bus will arrive from Hyderabad to Bengaluru today, all the other inter-city zero-emission routes will be operated from Bengaluru to Madikeri, Virajpet, Chikkamagaluru, Davangere and  Shivamogga in phases.

KSRTC’s Mysuru Divisional Controller Ashok Kumar told Star of Mysore this morning that the tentative date of the CM flagging off the inaugural bus to Mysuru is on Dec. 30. “We are expecting a trial run on Dec. 28 on the 10-lane Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway before the actual inauguration to check the operational abilities, passenger capacity and the actual operation,” he said.

“The Mysuru-Bengaluru route is a priority one for the KSRTC and the Mysuru Division operates over 450 daily trips to Bengaluru and most of the premium Airavatha AC and Club Class buses ply on this route. This is the reason we have chosen the Mysuru route for the launch of first-ever electric                inter-city services,” he said.

Charging stations have been set up at the halting station in Bengaluru and at Mysuru Sub-Urban Bus Stand near the Bengaluru bus section on elevated platforms.

KSRTC sources said that the inter-city service is being launched under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme of the Union Government. Under the scheme, the KSRTC will operate 50 such AC buses.

The buses will run on gross cost contract basis in which the private operator will operate the buses for 10 years where the KSRTC will pay Rs. 55 per kilometre as operational cost to the private operator that includes electricity charges.

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The KSRTC has struck a deal with Hyderabad-based Olectra Greentech Ltd., which has been selected under the FAME to operate buses. With a single charge, the bus can run up to 250 km and the assured distance operated is 450 km per day.

As per the agreement with the KSRTC, the private operator has to bear the cost involved in employing driver, maintenance and others for a period of ten years.

15 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “First inter-city electric bus to be flagged off on Dec. 30”

  1. Jogekal Lingappa says:

    Ha, ha, with Narendra Modi, importing oil tankers after oil tankers, petrol from Russia, and Indians smitten with petrol driven car culture, Mysore-Bangalore 10-lane highway clogged with tourist cars shown in the SOM, this caterpillar moustached Bommai, is flagging an electric bus!!
    What hypocrite scoundrels!!

  2. Jogekal Lingappa says:

    Ha, ha, with Narendra Modi, importing oil tankers after oil tankers, petrol from Russia, and Indians smitten with petrol driven car culture, Mysore-Bangalore 10-lane highway clogged with tourist cars shown in the SOM, this caterpillar moustached Bommai, is flagging an electric bus!!
    What hypocritic scoundrels!!

  3. Abhi says:

    It’s a fact that Few scoundrels can’t digest the fact of development happening in this era. It’s evident that when a so called old policital party leaders are on bail on many scams and it’s Chellas are shouting like rabid infected dog since they don’t have anything else to portray. Poor beggars.

  4. Vasu says:

    What do you want buddy? Still continue with old regime of fossil fuelled buses?

  5. Amar Akbar Anthony says:

    Abhi, I can understand why some people are irritated about anything good in india. They believe India is responsible for their miserable life and all their failures. Yes, if one is useless and do not want to do any work the society is scornful and treat them like a worm in the gutter. But what they don’t realize is that it is their own making.
    You must have figured out what pushes their button. Any success story of an Indian or india intimates them. Equally effective is the mention of any failure of China or Pakistan.
    The response from their is very obvious that you are an idiot or brainless or a moron. Don’t get worked up.it is their frustration about themselves that is being displayed and they have nothing to look for.
    Normally I post a news item about the failure of China or Success story about India and I know they start responding with 4 or 5 different names, so I will stop reading the online version of SOM and start reading the pdf version for the next 10 days.
    Now, see that China is going through a miserable phase with potentially millions of patients with no care but these China fans want to say Indian situation is worse than China.
    https://youtu.be/pqJrOSazlis

  6. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Hey @Abhi and @vasu
    @Abhi You seem to know dogs well-that is stray dogs which are wandering around in numbers in your filthy city!
    @Vasu,You live in a third world dump called India. What do you know about development?
    Look at your street corners,where you will see your people urinating and defecating. Wonderful sights.
    You Indians are the ones who are massively using petrol-driven vehicles.
    Look at your names which do not match the morally bankrupt lives of yours.

  7. Jogekal Lingappa says:

    Hello @Abhi and @Vasu
    Your PM Modi is not seen out recently. It does mean only one thing. He is hiding in a cave near his home knowing well that Covid-19 cases are massively increasing in numbers in your country. He has enough oxygen supply lasting for 2 years. Where as you have none, as your lives do not matter to him!
    That is the developed India for you!
    Just a single electric bus, and you both are in delirious mood, boasting about development. Most advanced countries have city buses these days which are all electric buses..
    Look at how dirty, swampy and congested places you have. Like Modi, you love petrol, and pollution.
    You bare arguably the most polluted country in the world with your population exceeding that of China.
    Development? You do not know what it is! You are a nation of cheap labour in all areas that the West has contracted out to you! Because, your currency INR is worth as much as a toilet paper in the West.

  8. Sam says:

    @Amar etc..
    What success Iin India?
    Your INR is a waste paper, your country is noted for cheap labour, and you all try to emigrate to the West to escape from your dump!
    Before you gloat over China, just stop and think you fool. It does not take much time for Covid-19 infections to escalate in India, given the stupid tourism events you have. Indeed, it is already escalating. Evidence? Have you seen your PM Narendra Modi in public recently? He is in his igloo, with oxygen supplies, away from you all!
    Hey Amar, dim wit, do you think you will be given oxygen at your hospital when you contract Covid-19. The answer is: NO. You are not a VIP and your life is cheap in India.
    Look at your streets and see how many are urinating and defecating at the corners. That is the dump where you live.

  9. Vijay kumar says:

    Looks like Karnataka is only Bengaluru and Mysuru…the other citizens of this state are children of lesser gods…

  10. Raghuram Kalyanam says:

    I live in Germany but most cities doesn’t have electric buses yet, forget about long distance electric buses! I am actually happy that they introduced electric buses so early in India. Hatsoff to ksrtc.

  11. Questo says:

    Hey Kalayanam
    Sioods like a Tamil. Can you speak , read and understand German?
    Where do you live in Germany? Because, Germany is heavily into protecting the environment, with even the garbage disposal
    by homes are to be sorted out in different bags .
    You need to get off your German model car and travel on buses. IT Techie? That explains it!1

  12. AAP volunteer says:

    Delhi CM kejrival flags off 150 New electric buses!!

  13. @MannkiKiBatt from your statements like “your filthy city”, “you Indians” and other insults you use for India gives me the impression that you hate yourself when you look in the mirror. Same goes for @Sam. Why do you guys want to comment in a local paper? May be you and and Sammy suffer from self-loathing!! Get a life!

  14. Questo says:

    Kejrival? Oh, that corrupt AAP scoundrel!

    Electric vehicles needs Lithium batteries, and India does not have Liothium mineral deposits.
    Australia and Afghanistan have massive Lithium mineral deposits , both controlled by China.
    I wonder whether the Hindi Fanatic Kejrival knows about this!

  15. Questo says:

    Correction: Lithium mineral deposits.

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