NTPC To Start Hydrogen Fuel Bus Service Between Delhi & Jaipur
State run National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is planning to start a premium hydrogen fuel bus service between Delhi & Jaipur. This will be the first hydrogen based bus service in India to be used for intercity commute.
In a bid to reduce its dependence on the import of crude oil, Government of India is trying to make a gradual shift towards alternative fuels. While electric cars and buses are been promoted heavily by the government, it is now also conducting a feasibility study on hydrogen fuel buses.
“We are planning to start premium hydrogen fuel bus service from Delhi to Jaipur and gradually we’ll also try experimenting running electric bus on the same route.“Power Minister, R.K.Singh at the launch of the ‘Go Electric’ campaign in Delhi
At the same event, Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari announced that launching an electric tractor will be launched in the next 15 days. Moreover, the government is also trying to procure 40,000 battery-powered buses in Maharashtra for intracity commute.
However, the government has until now not provided any timeline for the bus to start plying the roads.