Tirupati Double Decker Bus to Start Operations by October End

While the Tirupati Double Decker bus has successfully conducted trials, ticket prices, routes, etc., are yet to be decided.

Tirupati Double Decker Bus in front of Tirupati temple
The SWITCH EiV 22 double decker bus.

Tirupati, renowned for its spiritual significance, is poised for a transportation revolution with the introduction of an air-conditioned electric double decker bus.

The Tirupati double decker bus initiative signifies a significant leap towards eco-friendly urban mobility in the region.

Tirupati is set to become the first city in Andhra Pradesh and the second in South India, following Hyderabad, to incorporate these distinctive double decker buses.

Deputy Mayor Bhumana Abhinay informed that the Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) has collaborated with the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) to facilitate the operation of this bus.

The electric double decker bus is slated to commence operations in Tirupati by the end of October, with plans for fleet expansion post successful trial runs.

Under the aegis of the Tirupati Smart City Corporation Ltd, a part of the Central Government’s Smart City project, the Municipal Corporation procured the electric bus, demonstrating its commitment to reducing emissions and promoting sustainable transportation options.

The Tirupati double decker bus price is around Rs 2 crore. The electric double decker bus arrived in Tirupati last month and is currently undergoing trial operations.

The bus will traverse four routes across the city, linking vital tourist destinations including temples and choultries.

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Tirupati Double Decker Buses Provided by Switch Mobility

The electric double decker bus in Tirupati is being provided by Switch Mobility, the electric commercial vehicle arm of Ashok Leyland.

The Switch EiV 22 electric double decker bus is powered by a 231-kWh capacity, 2-string, liquid-cooled, higher-density NMC chemistry battery pack with a dual gun charging system.

This advanced technology provides the electric double decker with a range of up to 250 kilometers, making it ideal for intra-city applications.

Switch Mobility is a leading provider of electric buses in India, and its buses are currently operating in several cities across the country.

Switch Mobility is committed to providing sustainable and eco-friendly transportation solutions, and its buses are designed to reduce emissions and improve air quality.

The company’s buses are also equipped with a variety of features to improve the safety and comfort of passengers.

When will the Tirupati Double Decker Bus Start Operations?

Services are expected to kick off after the conclusion of the Navaratri Brahmotsavams in Tirumala by the end of October.

While the Tirupati Double Decker bus has successfully conducted trials, ticket prices, routes, etc., are yet to be decided.

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