Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Bus Operators

Since March 25, the Government of India has imposed a lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19. Public transport services have been limited to essential services only. The ban on operations during lockdown, combined with fixed costs such as salaries, has caused significant financial losses to operators. It is predicted that even when services resume, demand will not resume to pre-lockdown levels particularly due to the physical distancing norms and passengers’ perceived risk of travelling in public transport.

Design charter for innovative electric buses

For too long, buses as a mode of travel have lived on its gains. Nowadays, technological innovations such as electrically-powered transport modes present a world of opportunities for revamping the bus experience on its own terms, matching mobility industry trends and the wider social evolution.

This Design Charter for E-buses has been designed to promote buses as a mode of transportation in their own right. The guidelines focus not only on the traveller but also on operators, rolling stock manufacturers and cities.


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