Urban Administration Minister Jaivardhan Singh has said that Madhya Pradesh Government will soon come up with the e- vehicle policy to increase the facility for electric vehicles and bring down the pollution levels. The Madhya Pradesh government will also emphasize on the introduction of electronic vehicle and buses to public transport in the future. It's been said by the Minister that the electronic vehicles will be operated firstly in the big cities of MP like Indore and Bhopal.
The upcoming policy will also regulate the e- rickshaws and other vehicles besides developing the required facilities for such vehicles. Prasanna Patwardhan, President of BOCI has said that there are around 19 lakh buses including 1.5 lakh busses of the government sectors which are being run in the country and about 90 percent of them run on a diesel engine, but the number of electrical vehicles is very less. Around 500 electric transport buses are currently playing in ten cities including Mumbai, Kolkata, and Pune under a pilot project.
It takes a long time for recharging these electric buses by the present technology, and even after fully charging the battery, an e-bus can run up to 150 km. In these conditions, the bus drivers have to use conventional fuels like diesel, as it is a really challenging task. It is been hoped that the infrastructure of these e-buses will be developed properly by the year 2030.