E-taxis flagged off

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC ) will promote electric vehicles to tackle vehicular pollution in the twin cities. On Monday, Mayor B. Rammohan flagged off five e-taxis, which will ply between the city and the international airport in Shamshabad. Charging points will be installed in the airport and at Jubilee Hills.

The Mayor said that promoting these vehicles was a small step to in direction of making Hyderabad a clean city. The Green Mile company would run the e-taxis for three months after which the fleet may be increased to 50 to 100.

The Mayor said even in New Delhi, more than CNG vehicles e-cars are being preferred by the local municipal body to reduce air pollution.

GHMC Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy said though the vehicle cost more during the time of purchase, the running cost was less when compared to others. When compared to ₹5 per km of a diesel vehicle, running an e-car cost only one rupee for per km, he added.

Those who were present on the occasion included government advisor Papa Rao and NVS Reddy, MD of Hyderabad Metro Rail.

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