The National Institute of Transforming India (“NITI”) Aayog, Government of India, has taken an initiative to provide a Model Concession Agreement (MCA) document for introducing Electric-Bus Fleet in Cities for Public Transportation on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode on Operational Expenditure (per km basis) Model.

A fleet of 17 new low-emission and high-tech buses started operation in Nepal's Kathmandu on Tuesday to help reduce congestion and pollution in the capital.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/08/2018 regarding hydrogen fuel-cell buses. The affidavit filed by the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. states that a study is being carried out by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. for using a mixture of hydrogen and CNG as fuel for buses which will take about six months. It is also stated in the affidavit that an amount of Rs.14 crores would be required for implementing the project towards capital expenditure.

1,012 buses are older than 10 years while 127 are above 15 years old.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/07/2018 regarding plans to combat air pollution in Delhi. It has been submitted by the Amicus that it is possible to have buses with a mix of Hydrogen and CNG. She says that the IOCL has tried this technology and it has proved to be successful. Counsel appearing on behalf of SIAM says that it may not be very difficult to have Hydrogen – CNG mix fuel buses on the road but he will also like to take detailed instructions in this regard. Notice issued to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order dated 2.7.2018 directed EPCA to look into the issue of hydrogen fuel cell buses. EPCA is filing this report in compliance with this direction.

Order of the High Court of Uttarakhand regarding overloading of buses leading to accidents. High Court notes that the overloaded buses plied by the corporation or by the private owners are visible on road but even then, they are not challaned.

Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses to be rolled out in Nairobi by the end of June will be run by the private players.

Fund utilisation from ECC to buy e-buses

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/03/2018 regarding pollution from passenger buses plying from Bikaner House, New Delhi. To avoid pollution in the India Gate area, counsel appearing for the State of Rajasthan says that he would like to take necessary instructions so that plying of buses originating from or terminating at Bikaner House, near India Gate, New Delhi is stopped with effect from 01.05.2018.

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