On the very day of 26th January that is celebrated as the Republic Day of India, Admiral (Retd.) D. K. Joshi, the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands, flagged-off a fleet of electric buses in the island. The project for 40 electric buses is being executed by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN Limited), a 100% subsidiary of NTPC Limited, a PSU under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.
The introduction of electric buses in the island union territory will help cut down tail pipe emissions as well as provide comfortable public transport.
In addition to the above project, NVVN has emerged as a successful bidder for providing turnkey solution for 90 electric buses in Bengaluru under the Smart City project. These buses will provide last mile connectivity to NAMMA Metro network.
NVVN is developing and providing complete range of zero emission mobility solutions for various vehicle segments. In order to encourage faster migration to electric vehicles, NVVN is also developing charging infrastructure in multiple cities across the country. Contextually, in November 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Airports Authority of India (AAI) and NVVN subsidiary of NTPC Ltd for setting up solar power plants and adoption of e-vehicles at AAI Airports. Earlier, the company also signed an MoU with Greenko Energies Pvt Ltd to explore the possibility to offer Round the Clock (RTC) renewable energy power by trading, collaboration and partnership in Integrated Renewable Energy Storage Projects set up by GREENKO.