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Green transport: Now board an electric bus to travel between Lucknow and Kanpur

 There is now a green transport available between Lucknow and Kanpur though for limited trips. 
People willing to travel between Lucknow and Kanpur can now board an electric AC bus from Alambagh bus terminal which started operation from Tuesday (21 Aug 18).

The bus will have four trips in a day, two ups and two downs. 

"We are running the bus on an experimental basis right now," said regional manager, UPSRTC, Lucknow, Pk Bose. Will more such buses be introduced on the given and other routes depends on the performance of the maiden service, passenger feedback and availability of more electric AC buses.
At present, the bus makes two trips from Lucknow at 7am and 3pm and from Kanpur at 9.30am and 5.30pm. It takes about three hours for charging and is charged twice in a day. 

Fare for the single trip is Rs 227. 

"Its speed is almost comparable to diesel-operated buses. It speeds up to 80kmph. Still we have kept half an hour as a margin travel time," said ARM, Alambagh depot, Dk Garg. The distance it covers is about 93km. 

Green transport reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the normal transport that burns fossil fuel and it also reduces oil demand, an urgent need for the country that is weighed down by the ever increasing oil import bills. 

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