Karnataka gets its first intercity electric bus service for Bengaluru-Mysuru, begins today

The first run of the state’s long-awaited intercity service of electric buses finally took place on Monday, as prototypes of recently procured zero-emission buses from a Hyderabad-based manufacturer arrived in Mysuru from Bengaluru around 10am.

A KSRTC official greeted the passengers who travelled by the bus at the city’s Mofusil bus stop and a photo shows that they were welcomed with Roses.

Unlike the Bengaluru to Mysuru, which departs from the Satellite Bus Station on Mysore Road in Bengaluru, the electric bus starts its journey from the Majestic Bus Station after a short stop at the Satellite Bus Station to pick up waiting passengers. 35 commuters. The fare from Majestic to Mysuru is 320 rupees per passenger and 300 rupees per passenger from the Satellite Bus Station.

KSRTC starts Bengaluru-Mysuru electric bus service

Officials said the bus could travel more than 300 kilometers on a single charge. This is a trial run of the electric bus service and KSRTC plans to introduce more electric buses on routes other than Bengaluru and Mysuru in the future.

KSRTC received a prototype of a FAME-2 electric bus on December 31st. It plans to introduce 50 electric buses and deploy them on various routes, including major cities such as Madikeri, Shiva Mokga and Davanagere. The electric bus is named ‘EV – Power Plus’.

The Hyderabad-based company will operate the buses under an agreement signed with KSRTC. The company operates and maintains the buses for a period of time. KSRTC will pay the company on a kilometer basis. The total number of seats on each bus is 47.

KSRTC operates the largest number of Airavatha and Club Class services between Bengaluru and Mysuru. With this in mind, KSRTC has chosen this sector for the first electrified city-to-city service launch.

Madikeri-Mysuru-Bengaluru is another route under consideration for this service. Relevant infrastructure to support operations is in place in both Bengaluru and Mysuru.

Besides the charging station here at mofussil bus station, there is also a charging station at Bannimantap bus station. After getting a bus charge in Bengaluru, the bus was again fully charged at the stop.

In the future, when the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway is fully prepared for traffic between the two cities, there will be more EV charging stations.

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