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Sajha Yatayat’s 3 new electric buses begin plying Kathmandu roads

The new Sajha Yatayat electric buses operated in Kathmandu are wheelchair-accessible. Photo: Aryan Dhimal
The new Sajha Yatayat electric buses operated in Kathmandu are wheelchair-accessible. Photo: Aryan Dhimal

Kathmandu, July 7

Three new electric buses bought by Sajha Yatayat has begun their operation on Kathmandu roads on Thursday.

The cooperative says the buses will operate on the routes that its previous buses were using.

The cooperative’s founding chairperson Bishwabandhu Thapa launched the operation of new buses in Pulchok of Lalitpur this morning.

It has been learned that Sajha Yatayat is bringing 40 electric buses to Kathmandu, and 37 others will be brought once the three buses are tested here, according to Sajha Yatayat chairperson Kanak Mani Dixit.

These buses are made by a Chinese company named CHTC. The company has customised these buses to suit the demand of Nepali roads. TheeGo, the company that sells CHTC vehicles in Nepal, says the three vehicles have arrived in Nepal after their gradability tests.

A bus costs around Rs 15 million as Sajha is spending Rs 610 million for 40 buses.

The buses are equipped with wifi networks, TV display and CCTV facilities. There are wheelchair-accessible ramps also.

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