RAJKOT: Soon, the people of Rajkot will be boarding electric buses (e-buses) and e-rickshaws under the ‘Climate Resilience City Action Plan.’
In a press release issued by Rajkot mayor Bina Acharya, Climate Resilience City Action Plan is a part of Capacity Building Project on Low Carbon and Climate Resilience City Development plan in India.
“Under this programme, different projects worth Rs 1.8 crore are being undertaken for the city of Rajkot. These include assessing energy consumption of Rajkot, greenhouse gas emissions, vulnerability and risk assessment. There will be electrification of BRTS corridor and conversion of the BRTS and RMTS routes into high-breed routes. There will be a financial model in place to implement cycle-sharing and e-rickshaws,” said the release.
“There will also be the implementation of ‘Solid Waste Management Action Plan 2030’ under which a detail study will be undertaken for the augmentation of local water resources, rain water harvesting and waste water recharge. There will also be solar power system implemented on affordable housing schemes as part of the Renewable Energy Saving Company model,” added the release.