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KSRTC GOES FULLY GREEN WITH FIRST 100PC BIO-DIESEL BUS


In a bid to cut down pollution and expenditure, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Monday launched the first 100% bio-diesel bus in the country. Speaking to reporters after the inaugurating the bus, that will ply between Bengaluru and Chennai, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy said 1,700 KSRTC buses will soon run using 20 per cent bio-diesel. “KSRTC is operating around 8,300 buses, which, if replaced with bio diesel, will help save `5 a litre. KSRTC has been successfully using bio diesel for some of its buses, resulting in significant reduction of emission,” he said. Rajender Kumar Kataria, managing director, KSRTC, said, “Technical performance, fuel efficiency, engine performance and fuel emission will be monitored and evaluated by expert groups from R V College of Engineering, JSS College of Technology and IISc Bengaluru. We will extend the technology to remaining fleet depending on the final result. We have also appointed an evaluation team to monitor the performance of bio diesel buses on a daily basis,” he said. KSRTC alone consumes 2,11320 KL of fuel per year or 587 KL per day.
 
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