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Monday, 16-July-2018

BIOGAS BUS ROLLS OUT

The fuel is eco-as well as pocket-friendly, at just Re 1 as ticket price

The Kolkata municipality is planning to roll out a biogas-run passenger bus from March 30. “The bus gives a mileage of 20 km for one kg biogas that costs Rs 30,” Jyoti Prakash Das, Chairman and Managing Director of Phoenix India Research and Development Group, an alternative energy company, told the media.
This bus will have 75 seats and will have a nominal fare of Re 1 per passenger. Each bus will cost Rs 18 lakh. The renewable fuel is generated from waste. The bus is to run on the 17.5-km Ultadanga-Garia stretch and will be the first in the 12-bus fleet to be deployed along 12 routes
across Kolkata.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has undertaken this initiative under the central subsidies plan in order to counter pollution and promote the use of clean energy in the state.