The Assam government is mulling to replace diesel-run city buses in Guwahati with those operated on electricity and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). 

The Assam cabinet, on Friday, decided to purchase a total of 200 electric buses and 100 CNG buses, which will eventually replace ASTC’s diesel-run city buses. 

This was announced by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday in Guwahati while briefing the media. 

“Assam Government is planning to replace present city buses in Guwahati with electric and CNG buses only,” said CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. 

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“There are plans to purchase 200 electric buses and 100 CNG buses,” the Assam chief minister further said. 

“ASTC will stop operating diesel-run city buses. Our goal is to completely replace diesel-run buses with electric and CNG buses in Guwahati by the day this government completes one year,” Sarma said. 

CM Sarma informed that the replacement process will be completed within six months to one year. 

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