Bengal government to procure 1,180 electric buses by end of 2023

According to Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) will procure 1,180 electric buses (e- buses) by the end of 2023 for green public transport.

Four categories of e-buses – 12-metre low-floor AC, 12-metre standard-floor non-AC, 9-metre standard-floor AC and 9-metre standard-floor non-AC buses – will be procured from Tata Motors. Tata Motors will initiate the work to design, manufacture and supply e- buses to WBTC besides developing requisite charging infrastructure. The buses will be deployed under CESL’s grand challenge initiative,, which requires procurement of 5,450 e-buses in five metro cities — Bangalore, Delhi, Surat, Hyderabad and Kolkata.