Supreme Court on Tuesday assigned federal and provincial environment departments the task of exploring a way out for providing financial assistance to the owners wherever needed for conversion of 'carbon emitting' buses and auto rickshaws into environment friendly vehicles running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as fuel.

New Delhi: With vehicles in the city increasing at an exponential rate, Delhi is witnessing a rollback of benefits it accrued from conversion to CNG a few years ago.

Pune The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) Board has opted for a private-public partnership (PPP) to buy 650 buses, including 200 AC coaches, under the JNNURM scheme. The project is worth Rs 400 crore.

As many as 100 will be Volvo buses run on diesel and the rest will be CNG-run. The private players will decide the AC bus fares, which will be 1.25 to 2.5 times the regular fare.

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While the much-hyped city bus service of the Punjab government has failed to start in Ludhiana, the Municipal Corporation would be soon getting 200 buses under the Centrally-sponsored Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Tata Motors announced the launch of all-new Starbus range of buses in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Thursday.

The buses will be manufactured at the Tata Marcopolo Motors Limited (TMML) plant, which is a joint venture between Tata Motors Limited and Marcopolo of Brazil, in Dharwad, Karnataka.

The Ministry of Environment has set itself a challenging task of introducing Euro-II emission standards for petrol driven vehicles from July this year and for diesel driven automobiles from July 2012.

Mumbai: BEST buses may soon have global positioning system (GPS).

And this will help passengers know the exact time it would take to reach their destinations.

Chandigarh: Moving a step forward in the proposal to run 100 AC and non-AC buses in the city, the UT Administration has awarded the contract for the project to Tata Motors. Confirming this, Secretary (Transport) Ram Niwas said:

North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) on Tuesday felicitated one driver each from its 21 depots for achieving highest mileage for the buses they operated.