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KSRTC launches bio-diesel buses  

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. 

Published: 25th December 2016 03:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2016 05:27 AM   |  A+A-

Bio-diesel buses launched at KSRTC bus depot at Shanthinagar, in Bengaluru on Saturday I NAGARAJA GADEKAL

By Express News Service

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. 



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