Kanpur Commissioner Seeks Completion Of Additional Charging Station For e-Buses In Fazalganj By June

Kanpur Commissioner Seeks Completion Of Additional Charging Station For e-Buses In Fazalganj By June

Kanpur, April 29 (TNA) In view of the arduous task for the60-odd e-buses in Kanpur which have a capacity of 110 Kms per charge but have to move again again to the Ahirwan charging station, making it a long journey and kilometers loss for the Bus operations, the Kanpur smart city & the Kanpur City Transport corporation had started identifying one more “Additional Charging station “ at appropriate location in the city so that all E-buses need not go to Ahirwan for Frequent charging .”

The Suitable point to set up the Additional Charging station was finalised at the Fazalganj City Bus depot. Looking into it Commissoner Kanpur Raj Shekhar visited the work site on Friday. MD City Transport, Nodal officer E-Buses DV singh, PM C&DS joined the visit. The Total cost of the project is ₹1.1 crore and it will have 4 charging points which can charge 10 to 20 Buses in a Day as and when required. As on date the physical progress of the project is around 45%.

As of now, Kanpur city Transport corporation limited with support from Kanpur smart cit has started the operations of electric buses since last 6 months. Total 60 E-buses are in operations. The main charging station & Depot was set up in Ahirwan in Kanpur.

Commissioner asked MD City Transport limited , PM C&DS & PMI officers (for charging machines) to compete all the pending works in next one month so that charging of buses in this site can be started in the month of June. Once this project is completed , then this will help 20 E-Buses to get charged thus ensuring quick and continuous service of E-Buses in this area.

While site inspection , commissioner found that there are around 36 CNG buses and diesel city Buses are lying unused since many years. Commissioner also asked MD city transport to check and get them declared as “condemned” if they fall in that category and to get approval of Board of city transport and to dispose them in next 3 months.

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