Himachal Pradesh becomes first Indian state to launch electric bus service

The Himachal Pradesh Govt. has launched the first electric bus service on 51km ecologically fragile between Manali and Rohtang Pass. Now, the HP state has become the first in the world to ply electric buses at an altitude of 13 thousand feet. The move was made amidst concern over increasing environmental degradation in the Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis. Each electric bus has a capacity to carry 30 passengers and can cover 200 km with the fully charged batteries.