Strategy for Electrification of Public Transport in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Center of Excellence in Urban Transport, along with partners Gujarat Energy Research Management Institute (GERMI), University of Leeds, UK and Brunel University, UK, have undertaken the project “Strategy and Action Plan for Electrification of Public Transport and Intermediate Public Transport in the Indian Cities". This initiative is supported under the UK PACT programme and focuses on the cities of Ahmedabad and Mehsana in Gujarat.
Ahmedabad city has one of India's oldest city bus systems dating back to 1947. The city has continuously evolved, setting benchmarks in the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) and pioneering the adoption of electric buses nationwide. As the city gears up to expand its electric bus fleet, delve into how the project team is utilising electrification as an opportunity to enhance the overall public transport system. The strategic approach at the local level paves the way for sustainable, affordable, inclusive, and low-carbon transportation, making a significant contribution to meeting national climate commitments.