Mumbai gets India’s first electric double-decker bus



Aug 19, 2022 02:00 pm

Union transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday launched India’s first electric double-decker bus at YB Centre in south Mumbai. Named Switch EiV 22, the double-decker bus will be run by the Mumbai civic transport body from September.


Taking to Twitter, Gadkari wrote, "Ushering Sustainable Revolution! It gives me immense pleasure to launch the Ashok Leyland's Electric Double Decker Bus in Mumbai today."


He further mentioned, giving Dynamic Boost to the sustainable transportation sector, such initiatives are cost-effective solutions & achieve PM Shri @narendramodi Ji's vision of #AatmanirbharBharat by cutting down oil imports and promoting indigenous resource & services.


These buses are fully air-conditioned with wide windows and are expected to replace the old city double-decker buses.