Telangana State Road Transport Corporation is experimenting for the first time and if is successful soon Passengers and Travelers would have opportunity to travel in classy electric buses to travel from various parts of the city. The pilot project is expected to start from Shamshabad Airport to across various places in the city. The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation is planning out the logistics of the project in a way that it should not bear any burden of exchequer. According to the Senior Officials of the TSRTC told Goldstone infratech company has come forward to give an electric bus costing Rs 2 crore to the TSRTC for trial run. The officials also said that once the fully charged can run upto 200 Km. And if the project planning, implementation and execution goes well they can be saving lots of fuel, time and resources in future and it will also create a clean and green revolution across the state by bringing down the emission levels. It is expected that the operational cost of these buses was almost 50 per cent less than the diesel ones. While the operational cost of diesel bus was Rs 18 per km, the electric bus would cost Rs 9 only.
Hyderabad-based Goldstone Infratech is in talks with Chinese automobiles and rechargeable batteries maker, BYD Co to make electric buses in India to meet the growing demand in the domestic market. The partners would be exploring several locations for the unit, including Telangana. The companies are in the process of supplying the buses to Maharashtra, having bagging an order for six buses with the deal value of Rs 10 crore. Electric Bus Supplier Goldstone Infratech said that they are in continous negotiations with the Chinese leading electric bus manufactures to fulfill the growing demand. After the huge success of Electric buses in Bengaluru last year more and more state governments are looking to setup electric buses in public transport across the country. Currently the cost of each bus is around Rs 2 crore but ic can come down in future by locally manufacturing.