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Bengaluru - Leading the electrification revolution in India.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore)

City Leader Worshipful Mayor R Sampath Raj

Bengaluru is the “Silicon Valley of India” contributing about 36% of the Karnataka’s GSDP. It is the fifth largest metropolis in India and the fastest growing Indian metropolis. Bengaluru joined the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase to help realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects. The growing population, vehicle numbers and economic activities, have seriously aggravated the traffic problems in Bengaluru. As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more accessible and affordable e-bus options coming onto the market, Bengaluru can act as an example to cities across India of how to deliver clean and affordable transportation to the city while reducing the cities dependence on fossil fuels. 

Bengaluru is the “Silicon Valley of India” contributing about 36% of the Karnataka’s GSDP. It is the fifth largest metropolis in India and the fastest growing Indian metropolis. Bengaluru joined the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase to help realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects. The growing population, vehicle numbers and economic activities, have seriously aggravated the traffic problems in Bengaluru. As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more accessible and affordable e-bus options coming onto the market, Bengaluru can act as an example to cities across India of how to deliver clean and affordable transportation to the city while reducing the cities dependence on fossil fuels. 

  • Project Scale Procurement of the city's 15 000 busses (replacement and augmentation) by 2031 according to the highest vehicle emission standards.
  • Population of Bengaluru 8.5 Million (Bengaluru Urban Agglomeration) as per census 2011
  • Project Objective Build the business case to transition the entire bus fleet to electric

The citizens of Bengaluru will soon breathe cleaner air and significantly contribute to the environmental action in the city as BMTC begins upgrading its bus fleet from diesel to electric. BMTC is currently operating 6,634 buses on 2,842 routes. The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) will help the city to kickstart the transition by supporting the city to build the economic case for a full transition to electric buses by 2031. The bus fleet is projected to increase from 6,634 in 2019 to 15,134 by 2031. Implementing this project successfully would transition Bengaluru to a mode of cleaner public transport, with significant climate and health benefits for its residents.

Amount ($) saved per day in fuel costs by electrifying the entire bus fleet per day

700,000
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Metric Tonnes of CO2 per year eliminated by electrifying the entire bus fleet

51,460
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The city is leading the project’s planning and implementation, while the CFF will provide the following support:

  • Dedicated technical advisor based within the BMTC administration;
  • Financing the feasibility studies needed to make the project bankable;
  • Structuring a scalable business model to transition all buses within the city;
  • A technology analysis to ensure the right technology for the city;
  • Development of technical capacity and knowledge in the city administration.

If the city of Bengaluru would follow its current trajectory (business-as-usual) the pollution levels would nearly increase three-fold by 2031.

 The transition of the entire bus fleet to electric will have positive impacts on:

  • 29 million commuters daily, which already today make use of the BMTC busses;  
  • public transport usage, which will increase to at least 60% by 2031;
  • pollution levels, which will be reduced by 50 percent by 2031 (against 2019 levels).

 

For more information please see: 

BMTC, 2019, Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Bengaluru (October, 2019)

http://opencity.in/documents/bengaluru-comprehensive-mobility-plan-cmp-draft-october-2019