JBM Delivers Electric City buses in Haryana

JBM Delivers Electric City buses in Haryana

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar flagged off the first batch of 5 electric city buses in Haryana on January 28, 2024. This was the first time that electric buses were introduced in Haryana.

The buses were procured from Haryana-based JBM Auto. While only 5 buses were inaugurated in the first phase, JBM will provide a total of 375 JBM Ecolife electric city buses in Haryana.

The order for 375 electric AC buses was placed under the National Electric Bus Programme by CESL (Convergence Energy Services Limited) through a global tender.

These buses will be managed by the Haryana City Bus Service Limited, a corporation established under the Transport Department, to provide local city bus services in the following nine cities across Haryana:

  • Panipat
  • Yamunanagar
  • Panchkula
  • Ambala
  • Karnal

The initial deployment of 5 electric buses will be in the Panipat and Yamunanagar depots, with plans to extend operations to all depots across Haryana by June 2024, as announced by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO)

To ensure seamless operation, JBM Auto has created a comprehensive electric bus ecosystem at the depots, encompassing power and charging infrastructure.

The company also recently inaugurated one of Haryana’s largest electric bus manufacturing plants, boasting an annual production capacity of 20,000 electric buses.

Features of the Electric City Buses in Haryana

JBM Delivers Electric City buses in Haryana

The new JBM Ecolife electric buses, classified as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV), are furnished with fast-charging lithium-ion batteries.

Moreover, these air-conditioned electric buses feature a slew of contemporary amenities, including the following:

  • Real-Time Passenger Information System (PIS)
  • Panic Buttons
  • Live GPS Tracking
  • CCTV Cameras
  • Public Address System
  • Stop Request Buttons

The introduction of these electric buses is anticipated to result in the saving of approximately 1,000 equivalent tons of carbon dioxide and 420,000 liters of diesel over a decade of operation.

This aligns with Haryana’s pledge to embrace eco-friendly and sustainable public mobility, making a meaningful contribution to global initiatives combating climate change.

JBM Auto stands firm in its commitment to bolster the state’s vision for environmentally responsible transportation solutions.

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