Four electric buses start operation on the Bhopal-Indore route, more to be added soon
GreenCell Mobility has started four electric buses that will take passengers from Indore to Bhopal and back. This inter-city electric bus service started on Sunday, May 1. Passengers who choose this service only had to pay nearly half the amount of the Chartered bus fare, the most common service used to travel between the two cities. One way ticket on the E-bus has been set at ₹224 per passenger.
More e-buses to be added to the service
As per officials, trials were being conducted all through April following which the service was launched. Each bus running on this route has the maximum km range of 280 km in a single charge. To ensure this, dedicated charging stations have also been setup at both the depots in Indore and Bhopal.
The company will eventually run 40 more buses on this route. Out of which ten buses will be launched within 10 to 15 days. Once operational, these buses will increase the frequency of the service. For now, the bus will start from Indore’s Rajiv Gandhi Chowk at 17:00, making its way to Bhopal via Navlakha, Pipliyahana, Sarwate Bus Stand, Radisson, Dewas, Sonkachh, Ashta, and Sehore.
Eco-friendly with no compromise on passenger comfort
Officials from the company informed that they also plan to come up with two passenger lounges so that the people are comfortable during their travels. In addition to that, passengers will also be served coffee and newspapers on the route.
The inter-city e-bus service is a first in Madhya Pradesh. Prior to this, Indore's administration introduced e-vehicles, charging stations, and battery swapping stations in the intracity public transport system.