NTPC Limited is setting up hydrogen fuelling station, solar plant and providing five fuel cell buses for operation on intracity routes of Leh for achieving carbon-neutrality in Ladakh.
This will be India’s first ever deployment of hydrogen buses on public roads. The first of its kind green hydrogen mobility project is co-located with dedicated solar plant of 1.7 MW for providing renewable power. The fuel cell buses are designed for operation in sub-zero temperature in rarefied atmosphere, typical to such altitude locations. The first hydrogen bus reached Leh on August 17, 2023 as part of 3-month-long process of field-trials, roadworthiness tests and other statutory procedures.