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Visakhapatnam plans e-vehicles for city to fight climate change

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is planning to introduce e-rickshaws for public transportation as well as to transport garbage.

ADB assists the project

The project is being taken up with the financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

15 e-rickshaws to transport garbage, 10 for public transport

A total of 25 e-rickshaws will be procured under the project. Of these, 15 e-rickshaws will be used to transport garbage, and the other 10 will be used as public transport. The e-rickshaws allocated for public transport will run on the RK Beach Road. Four e-buses will also be procured as under the project. Two charging stations will be developed for the four e-buses and five charging stations will be set up for the e-rickshaws.

In another project, the GVMC has already conducted a trial run of e-buses with the plan to procure 58 e-buses and operate them on the BRTS corridor.

According to a GVMC, tenders have already been called to procure e-vehicles under the Visakhapatnam-Chennai industrial corridor project. 

 

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