The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.
Comfortable and affordable travel for all
The new routes will be covered by 10 electric buses, all of which will be fully air-conditioned. The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km. Here's the full price chart for the same: Complete Price Chart:
- Up to 3 km- 05. 00
- 3.1 km to 06 km- 11.00
- 6.1 km to 11km- 16.00
- 11.1 km to 15 km - 21.00
- 15.1 km to 20 km- 26.00
- 20.1 km to 25 km- 32.00
- over 25.1 km- 37.00
Labelled as Route-1102, the stretch covers a distance of 30.2 km, which includes 28 scheduled stoppages. The service will start from Ghantaghar Chowk and end at Mal Thana. Here's a more detailed description, including all the stoppages:
➡Ghantaghar Chowk➡Koneshwar Chauraha➡Tehseenganj➡Thakurganj➡Balaganj Chauraha ➡Era hospital➡Dubagga Petrol Pump➡Dubagga Fruit and Vegetable Market➡Sitapur Bypass➡Dubagga Bus station➡ Andhe Ki Chowki➡Lal Nagar Kheda➡Samadh Nagar➡Bhakharbagh➡Haluapur Square➡Hafiz Kheda➡Kasmandi Kala➡Wajid Nagar➡Madavanna➡Himmat Kheda➡ Nabi Panah➡Bhatta Chouraha➡Messidha➡Mal Thana
Leveraging technological advancement for the rural benefit
These new buses can run up to 120 km instead of the earlier 80 km, on a single charge. This means that these buses are capable of covering more areas now. As per the City Transport, MD Pallav Bose, this is why the decision to run e-buses in rural areas has been finalised.