Guwahati: Electric And CNG Buses To Replace Diesel-Run Buses

The Assam government is planning to replace diesel-run city buses in Guwahati with buses operated on electricity and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). 

On Friday, the Assam cabinet, decided to purchase a total of 200 electric buses and 100 CNG buses, which will eventually replace ASTC’s diesel-run city buses. 

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced this on Friday in Guwahati while addressing the media. 

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Assam Government is planning to replace present city buses in Guwahati with electric and CNG buses only.”

“There are plans to purchase 200 electric buses and 100 CNG buses,” the Assam chief minister further added. 

“ASTC will stop operating diesel-run city buses. Our goal is to completely replace diesel-run buses with electric and CNG buses in Guwahati by the day this government completes one year,” Sarma further said. 

The Chief Minister also informed that the replacement process will be completed within six months to one year. 

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