The proposed electric highway project linking Sohna and Jaipur along the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is expected to commence its operations primarily with a focus on accommodating buses. The initial phase will involve the deployment of electric trolley buses, each spanning 24 meters in length and capable of carrying approximately 180 passengers. These buses will be scheduled to run at intervals ranging from 10 to 15 minutes, providing a convenient and efficient mode of transportation for commuters.
As the project evolves, there are plans to expand its scope to include commercial trucks as well. This expansion will further enhance the versatility and utility of the electric highway, catering to a wider range of transportation needs and promoting sustainability in long-haul freight operations.
The impending project, currently under development, was recently unveiled by the Road Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari. In a notable event on Tuesday, Minister Gadkari personally experienced the world's longest electric trolley bus, an innovation crafted by the renowned global automaker Skoda in Prague.
Just last week, the minister disclosed plans for the electric trolley buses, which will feature business-class seating and aim to complete the route in under two and a half hours. The government's strategy involves adopting the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model, wherein they will finance the project and recoup their investment through fare collections.