Bagmati govt proposes electric bus operation in 7 major cities

File: Rameshwar Phuyal

Hetaunda, December 7

The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure in Bagmati says it has prepared seven cities for the operation of electric buses by replacing fossil fuel-based vehicles.

The ministry says the routes have been readied in Hetaunda, Bharatpur, Sindhulimadhi, Bidur, Dhulikhel, Kathmandu valley and Dhadingbesi.

Meanwhile, Minister Rameshwar Phuyal has urged the private sector to operate electric vehicles on specific routes. Talking to RSS today, Phuyal says the provincial government has requested 119 local units to build charging stations and eight local governments including Bharatpur, Hetaunda, Kageshwori, Shankharapur, and Galchhi have already sent letters to the ministry, expressing willingness to provide land to build such stations.

The Nepal Electricity Authority, Town Development Fund, respective local governments, and the provincial government are preparing collectively to establish charging stations.

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