Assam became the third state in India to embrace the RuPay-powered cards, which will provide users with seamless access to multiple forms of transportation.
Guwahati: 200 AC electric buses that will travel around Guwahati and its surrounding regions were officially inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday. At this inaugural function, Sarma stated that the state government's dedication to environmentally friendly public transportation is demonstrated by the introduction of e-buses. The state government had previously devoted 100 CNG vehicles to people.
"Climate change is one of the gravest problems that the world is facing today, and flagging off 200 e-buses on the first day of the year reflects our unwavering commitment towards a greener environment, and more particularly, a greener Guwahati," he stated.
The chief minister stated that the Assam government will offer sufficient assistance for private companies that express interest in establishing charging stations.
According to Sarma, his administration is implementing a number of policies that should start showing benefits in four to five years to reduce environmental pollution.He said that 2,000 CCTV cameras are being installed across the city.
Along with introducing the National Common Mobility Card, the chief minister said that Assam will be the third Indian state to use the RuPay-enabled cards, which would provide users with easy access to a range of transportation options.