A senior leader of the Delhi BJP, Vijender Gupta, demanded that the Delhi government should issue a white paper on the purchase of low-floor buses in the Capital.

Pune In a new twist to the bus purchase saga, the Central Government has opposed the proposal of the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) to purchase 200 low-floor CNG-run buses and asked it to go for diesel-run buses instead, saying the CNG-bus manufacturers would not be able to supply the buses in time.

There is no proposal by the government to restrict the use of private cars in the city in order to cut carbon dioxide emissions, nor is there a plan to impose any congestion tax, Union minister of state for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh said here on Monday.

The Federal government has started implementation of launching of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses in all the major cities of the country and it will be completed by the end of 2010.

There would be 50 CNG buses covering two routes initially. Two different manufacturers, each providing 25 buses, have made these CNG buses locally. The CDGK has already paid the full cost for the buses.

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan inaugurated on Monday a CNG bus project, saying that it was a gift for the citizens of Karachi and would ease their transport and pollution problems.

In the first phase, the city government will run 50 CNG-powered buses on two different routes

May Allow Half The Fleet In Cluster To Be Semi Low-Floor

The corporate buses will start plying from September and will have GPS and smart card fare system

The Delhi transport department has decided to install global positioning (GPS) and smart card fare systems in corporate buses that would run on city roads from September. Commissioner and secretary of Delhi transport department R.K. Varma said today.

Work on CNG buses project for the city has come to a halt, as the Ministry of Environment has delayed releasing Rs 500 million to the Karachi Mass Transit Cell (KMTC) of City District Government Karachi (CDGK) in the outgoing fiscal year.

LUCKNOW: It is an official projection that 6-hours is the minimum waiting required for a vehicle to get re-filled at any of the CNG stations in Lucknow. In such a situation even temporary shutdown of any of these stations for routine maintenance hits public transport hard. However, commissioning of an online station by August might ease out things.