JAMMU, March 17: Divisional Commissioner Ramesh Kumar chaired a meeting to review progress of electric buses project of Jammu Smart City Mission in which CEO Rahul Yadav gave a detailed overview on progress made on the project so far.
Divisional Commissioner asked Deputy Commissioners of Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi to clear bottlenecks and hand over land to Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) for establishment of charging stations for electric buses. He directed other departments to expedite completion of necessary work related to the project and asked officials of JSCL and TATA motors to start construction work of bus depot at Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu.
Instructing JSCL to depute team for inspection of prototype model of electric-buses, Divisional Commissioner directed officials of TATA motors to ensure delivery in stipulated time frame. “Buses should be delivered by mid-April and operationalised at earliest,” he directed officials.
In the meeting, threadbare discussions were also held on the routes and fair of electric buses. Pertinently, the Jammu and Kashmir government is procuring a fleet of 200 electric buses, 100 each for capital cities of the Union Territory.
The meeting was attended by CEO Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) Rahul Yadav; Vice Chairperson of JDA Pankaj Magotra; Additional CEO JSCL Rakesh Gupta; ACG from Deputy Commissioner Office Manisha; Director Technical JSCL S L Kapoor; General Manager (Finance) JSCL & nodal officer for e-buses project J&K Ashish Anand; Dy GM Gurmeet Singh; AEE JSCL Ravi Salgotra and representatives of TATA motors led by K Vijay Menon.