Kolkata gets India's first bio-gas bus - with flat Re 1 fare

Posted on:04 Apr 2017 15:30:26
Kolkata gets India's first bio-gas bus - with flat Re 1 fare
04 April 2017 Current Affairs: Phoenix India Research claimed to have launched the first bio-gas fuelled bus in Kolkata keeping a flat fare of just Rs. 1. All buses will have a flat fare of Rs. 1 irrespective of the distance, even in excess of 40 km. Presently, the lowest fare in a Kolkata bus is Rs. 6.

The company has tied-up with Ashok Leyland to manufacture the 54-seater bus at a cost of Rs 13 lakh approximately.

The first bus will run a distance of 17 km between Ultadanga and Garia in the southern fringes of the city and Phoenix India will run the bio-gas service from its Corporate Social Responsibility fund.

The bio-gas bus can run up to 6 km on one kg.

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