Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, in a review meeting held here today, asked the transport authorities to convene meetings with the Electric Vehicle (EVs) auto-manufacturers and to discuss about the modalities electric vehicles and the charging infrastructure for replacing the fleet of existing buses with electric ones. Deputy Chief Minister, Mukesh Agnihotri was also present in the meeting.
Reiterating his resolve, to phase-out the entire fleet of HRTC buses in a phased manner, Chief Minister said that the electric buses are running successfully on the local routes and by 2025, the HRTC will have the entire fleet of e-buses in the State.
“I congratulate the transport department for replacing their fleet of existing official vehicles with electric ones,” said the Chief Minister, adding that Himachal will surely be the first Green Energy State in the country, once all the Government departments will run e-vehicles.
The Government also mulls to start e-taxis and will encourage the youth for the same.
Deputy Chief Minister, Mukesh Agnihotri also gave valuable inputs on the occasion.
Principal Advisor (IT and Innovation) to Chief Minister, Gokul Butail, Principal Secretary Transport, R.D. Nazeem, Managing Director HRTC, Sandeep Kumar and Director Transport, Anupam Kashyap were present in the meeting.