At Rs 1 for 17km, cheapest bus in India fuelled by cow dung biogas launched in Kolkata :- The revered cow has a new utility, as biogas produced from its dung will fuel the cheapest mode of transport for people in the country.
A Kolkata-based company has designed a bus that will run on biogas produced from cow dung.
The first bus will be flagged off on Friday and will run between Ultadanga in the north and Garia in the south in Kolkata.
At just Rs 1 for the 17.5 km stretch, the bus will be the cheapest mode of transport for a passenger in the country.
(The lowest fare in a Kolkata bus is Rs 6, which goes up to Rs 12 for 17 km, and that of a Delhi bus that run on CNG is Rs 5 for 4 km and upwards.)
Phoenix India Research and Development Group, which has produced the biogas from cow dung, has tied up with heavy vehicle major Ashok Leyland to manufacture the 54-seater bus at a cost of Rs 13 lakh approximately.
As many as 15 more buses will be launched on different routes in the city this year. All will have the same fare structure.
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