In a serious step in the direction of tackling air air pollution within the Delhi-NCR area, Haryana Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal on Wednesday introduced the state’s motion plan with give attention to transitioning its bus fleet to wash gasoline options like electrical, CNG, and BS-VI diesel automobiles.
Kaushal shared this data whereas taking part in a digital assembly convened by the Union Cabinet Secretary on air high quality administration in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).
The plan for 2024-25 consists of stringent timelines and motion objects for the alternative of BS-III and BS-IV diesel buses, an official assertion mentioned right here.
Kaushal mentioned the state transport has finalszed the procurement of 375 e-buses beneath the gross value contract mannequin for operation in 9 municipal company cities of the state and all 375 e-buses could be inducted by June.
He mentioned the procurement of 200 e-buses could be achieved by way of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and they might be inducted in Gurugram and Faridabad with 100 e-buses every.
The induction of all 200 e-buses is predicted to be accomplished by December.
The Transport Department would add 500 new customary BS-VI diesel buses and 150 HVAC BS-VI diesel buses assembly the most recent BS-VI emission norms.
All these buses shall be inducted into the fleet by November 2024, the Chief Secretary mentioned.
He emphasised that solely BS-VI compliant buses shall be in operation by all depots of Haryana destined for Delhi.
All BS-III compliant buses shall be phased out from NCR depots earlier than October. Also all state-owned BS-IV compliant buses of adjoining cities of Delhi — Faridabad, Gurugram, and Sonipat — shall be transferred to non-NCR depots by October.
In their place, BS-VI compliant diesel buses shall be allotted, enhancing fleet’s environmental sustainability. At current, roughly 1, 030 BS-III compliant diesel buses are in operation in Haryana, with round 500 buses serving the NCR depots.
Kaushal mentioned all 500 BS-III buses shall be condemned and phased out from the NCR depots by October.
To deal with vehicular emissions, 10 lakh automobiles have been colour-coded within the NCR districts until date. There is 100 per cent adherence to laws.
Kaushal additionally mentioned 18 mud management and administration cells have been constituted within the NCR and nodal officers have been appointed to supervise the working of those cells. Additionally, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has efficiently launched an internet portal for mud air pollution management self-assessment, facilitating the registration of building tasks on plots exceeding 500 sq mt within the NCR.
As of January 16, 738 websites have been registered, showcasing a proactive method to environmental administration.
He additionally highlighted the deployment of a major variety of mechanical sweeping machines within the NCR.
Also the state is supporting the institution of paddy straw-based compressed biogas crops (CBG) beneath the SATAT initiative by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Till date, 165 letters of intent have been issued by oil advertising and marketing corporations for a complete capability of 1, 263 TPD, showcasing a dedication to various makes use of for paddy straw.
Looking forward, thermal energy stations within the state are slated to include five-seven per cent paddy straw into their gasoline combine for energy technology, a transfer managed by the Energy Department (NRE). This initiative goals to additional make the most of paddy straw effectively, with particular areas allotted for its procurement.