Nagpur: Finally, the ethanol-run buses, acquired from Sweden’s Scania company, will hit Nagpur streets for service in various areas. The inaugural run will be started from Khapri on November 17 in a colouful programme. The first Scania bus will make a trip up to RBI Square and will begin the return trip from there.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) received the Sweden’s Scania buses under a pilot project. The bus is 37-seater but 12 more passengers can be allowed standing. It is entirely air-conditioned and hydraulic and equipped with cameras in front as well as back portion. The cameras can store data up to four days. More importantly, driver can scan the entire back portion through the camera and can easily spot without ticket passengers. Bus uses green fuel.
Scania Commercial Vehicle India Pvt Ltd, a leading commercial vehicle and engines manufacturer, on August 22, 2014 handed over India’s first ever Ethanol-fuelled city bus to Nagpur Municipal Corporation for trial run on Nagpur roads.