New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated an electric bus service for parliamentarians aimed at promoting environment-friendly initiatives in the country’s public transport system.
“The world has been discussing issues concerning the environment for a long time, but the ill-effects of pollution have been felt only of late,” he said after launching the ‘Go Green’ bus service in the Parliament House complex here.
Recalling the COP21 Summit, he talked about the 2 initiatives taken there-
: To work towards the path of innovation and create energy from renewable sources. US, France and India have together taken this initiative.
: Use of solar energy in the coming future.
He presented the bus keys to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who was the first to enter the bus after the inauguration of the service.
Speaking on the occasion, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said similar buses will be introduced in the public transport sector across the country.
Gadkari said each electric bus will help save Rs.8 lakh per year since its running cost will be lesser compared with conventional buses.
The Green Bus being a ‘Make In India’ initiative will definitely benefit India and will also help in curbing pollution.