Govt to setup charging stations for electric buses across state

The government is going to erect robust electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the state for the newly introduced fleet of electric buses of State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC), Principal Secretary, Transport department, Asgar Hassan Samoon, said Thursday.

The decision was taken in a meeting, which was attended by MD SRTC, Bilal Ahmed, Chief Engineer M&RE, Hashmat Qazi, Director Finance Transport, Mahesh Das, and representatives of oil companies.

The SRTC has already setup two charging stations in Jammu and Srinagar for its newly introduced fleet of 40 electric buses.

The Principal Secretary asked the officials to identify secure places for setting up charging stations in all districts. Saying that electric vehicles are the future of the transport sector, he stressed on the need to up with EV charging stations across the state.