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SrinagarSmartCity Electric Bus Service Hits Milestone: Five Lakh Passengers Commute in 60 Days

Srinagar Jan 02: Athar Aamir Khan, CEO of Smart City Srinagar, proudly announced a significant achievement as the Srinagar Electric Bus service, reached a milestone of transporting five lakh passengers in the first 60 days since its launch on November 1, 2023. The successful initiative was inaugurated by the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha.
Reflecting on the accomplishment, Khan stated, “The past two months have been a great learning experience for all of us in establishing a sound and reliable public bus transport system in the city. The overwhelming response from the general public to SrinagarBus has surpassed our expectations.”
The CEO highlighted the tremendous growth in ridership, with the number of passengers per day witnessing a nearly fivefold increase since the service’s inauguration. This surge in usage underscores the positive impact of the electric bus service on the city’s public transportation landscape.
Initiatives like the SrinagarSmartCity Electric Bus service align with the broader goals of smart city development, promoting sustainable and eco-friendly modes of transportation. The service not only provides a convenient commuting option for residents but also contributes to reducing the carbon footprint in the region.
The success of SrinagarBus reflects a collective effort in enhancing the public transportation infrastructure, making it more accessible and efficient for the citizens of Srinagar. As the service continues to garner praise and support, it sets a promising precedent for the integration of smart and sustainable solutions in urban development.

Amidst the New Year’s Eve celebration, reaching the five-lakh-passenger mark marks a momentous occasion for Smart City Srinagar and the citizens who have embraced the modern and eco-conscious public transport option. The success story of SrinagarBus stands as a testament to the positive impact of innovative urban planning in fostering a progressive and sustainable community.

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