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India’s first electric double-decker bus launched in Mumbai; to foster sustainability in Transport Sector

India’s first electric double-decker bus launched  in Mumbai; to foster sustainability in Transport Sector
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, on Thursday, inaugurated India's first AC double-decker electric bus in Mumbai.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Gadkari said, "Ushering Sustainable Revolution! Today, it gives me immense pleasure to launch the Ashok Leyland's Electric Double-Decker Bus in Mumbai."
The minister also said the initiative would boost the sustainable transport sector dynamically.
"Giving Dynamic Boost to the sustainable transportation sector, such initiatives are cost-effective solutions & achieve PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji's vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat by cutting down oil imports and promoting indigenous resource & services," the minister said in another tweet.
Gadkari added that the government's vision and policies support EV adoption with growing consumer demand for greener solutions.
Manufactured by Switch Mobility Ltd (Switch), the electric double-decker has more capacity and can carry nearly twice the number of seated passengers compared to a single-decker bus.
The electric bus has contemporary styling with feel-good interiors and exteriors. With wide front and rear doors, two staircases and an emergency door, the bus boats of the latest safety standards.

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