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Assam Plans To Replace Diesel Buses With CNG, Electric In Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma appear plan to alter agent buses in Guwahati. (File)

The Assam government today appear a plan to alter agent buses in Guwahati with electric and aeroembolism accustomed gas (CNG) cartage aural a year.

"The Assam chiffonier has accustomed the acquirement of 200 electric and 100 CNG buses for Guwahati. We aim to administer that aphorism to clandestine bus operators in the burghal in a phased manner," Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters on commutual 100 canicule of his government. The BJP retained ability in Assam for a additional appellation afterwards acceptable the accumulation acclamation this year.

"Everyone is accidental in the action of abridgement of carbon emissions. This will be Assam's addition appear the same," Mr Sarma said.

The accompaniment government appear banknote abatement to bus operators who accept been afflicted by COVID-19 restrictions in the state. This includes a ancient abatement of Rs 10,000 anniversary for drivers, conductors and helpers.

Some 60,000 bodies in the bus carriage area in Assam accept been afflicted due to ban on inter-district movement in the aftermost three months, aimed at abbreviation the advance of COVID-19 in the state.

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