NTPC starts trial run of hydrogen bus in Leh

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.