Moneycontrol

Budget 2023Budget 2023

PARTNERS

  • Tata AIA Life Insurance
  • Hafele
  • Motilal Oswal
  • SMC Global Securities Limited
  • SBI Life
  • DSP Mutual Fund
Upcoming Event : LeapToUnicorn - mentoring, networking and fundraising for startups. Register now
you are here: HomeNewsTrends

Mumbai's iconic double-decker bus goes electric, 900 buses coming soon

Mumbai’s transport body is acquiring 900 air conditioned, electric double-decker buses on wet lease, an official said.

January 28, 2022 / 12:13 PM IST
Mumbai: The 900 double-decker buses will hired for 12 years at a rate of Rs. 56.60 per kilometre. (Image credit: Photo tweeted by @AUThackeray)

Mumbai: The 900 double-decker buses will hired for 12 years at a rate of Rs. 56.60 per kilometre. (Image credit: Photo tweeted by @AUThackeray)

Mumbai will get 900 electric double-decker buses, with the iconic red buses making a comeback to the city’s roads.

“The BEST double-decker, now electric! CM Uddhav Thackeray and I have been personally keen on reviving Mumbai’s iconic double-decker buses,” Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray tweeted on Thursday, sharing an image of the fully electric, red double-decker bus.

He said the aim is to ultimately get 10,000 electric or clean, alternate fuel buses for Mumbai.

“As we increase our BEST fleet, ultimately to 10,000 electric/clean alternate fuel buses, our aim is to have maximum double-decker buses, as this increases our capacity.”