Bengaluru: Electric bus service between Bengaluru and Mysuru will begin on Monday, January 16.
In a month’s time, electric bus services will be extended from Bengaluru to Davanagere, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Madikeri, and Virajpet.
KSRTC has initiated inter-city electric bus services for the first time under the FAME-2 scheme of the Union government. KSRTC is getting 50 buses under GCC (gross cost contract) model from Olectra Greentech Ltd. and its first bus will ply on the Bengaluru-Mysuru route.
The remaining 49 buses will ply between Mysuru, Madikeri, Virajpet, Davangere, Shivamogga, and Chikkamagaluru at various points.
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Officials said that all 50 buses will be available for commercial traffic by the second week of February.