ANI Photo | Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma flags off 200 green buses in Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma flagged off 200 electric buses from Guwahati on January 1, marking a significant step towards a pollution-free environment. Terming it one of the government’s major initiatives in this direction, CM Sarma addressed the media during the event.

“In one of our most substantial endeavours for a pollution-free environment in Assam, I dedicated 200 AC e-Buses today, which will operate in Guwahati and its adjoining areas,” Himanta Biswa Sarma stated.

He emphasized the government’s vision for Guwahati to become the first city in the country powered by a 100% green public transportation system by 2025. The introduction of this new fleet follows the dedication of 100 CNG buses at the beginning of the year.

State transport minister Parimal Suklabaidya also participated in the flag-off ceremony of the 200 AC E-buses.

Simultaneously, chief minister Sarma ceremonially launched the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) in Guwahati. Developed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the NCMC serves as a versatile transport card, facilitating payments for travel fares, toll taxes, retail purchases, and enabling cash withdrawals.

Operating on the RuPay card system, the NCMC is available in the form of a prepaid, debit, or credit card through associated banks. CM Sarma encouraged everyone to acquire the NCMC for enhanced convenience in transportation.

This multi-faceted initiative reflects Assam’s commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly public transportation, contributing to the larger goal of a cleaner and greener environment.

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