BENGALURU: For the first time in the country, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Sunday launched 25 buses that run 100 per cent on bio-diesel.
Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy launched the bio-diesel multi-axle buses at KSRTC’s Depot No. 4 in city.
The routes of the newly launched buses are Bengaluru-Kundapura, Bengaluru-Bidar,Bengaluru-Tirupati and Bengaluru-Chennai.
KSRTC is expected to save `86.68 lakh per annum by using bio-diesel for 25 buses.
The vehicles are retrofitted with Bio-Diesel Kit with which they can run on 100 percent Bio-Diesel for effective control over pollution.
It is tested and certified by TUV of Germany for best possible safety even in case of roll over and accidents.