City Kemp News
Ramalinga Reddy, Transport Minister, Chikkaballapur District, In-charge Minister and Chairman KSRTC have launched “100% Bio Diesel Bus and Digital Breathe Analyser” in front of KSRTC Central Office. Dr. Lohit D Naikar, Hon’ble Vice Chairman, Board of Directors and Rajendar Kumar Kataria, Managing Director, KSRTC and other dignitaries were present during the occasion.
KSRTC is for the first time, launched 10 BIODIESEL buses, on October 2nd 2015, as a pilot project. After the success of this, the B20 (20% biodiesel) and 80% petro diesel implementing in 1700 buses of 17 depots, already tender finalized and orders issued for the company tom implement the same.
KSRTC currently is operating around 8300 buses, if replaced with biodiesel, there may be a saving of Rs 5 per litre. KSRTC has been successfully using a and ethanol – blended diesel for some of its buses, resulting with significant reduction in fuel emission.
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 also CiSTUP, IISC Bangalore. KSRTC will extend the technology to remaining fleet depending on the final result. Daily evaluation team is exclusively designated by KSRTC to monitor the performance.
The State Road Transport Undertakings in the country are collectively operating about 1.50 Lac buses and serve 7 crore passengers every day, three times higher than Indian Railways. 300 crores liters of diesel are being consumed every year, with about 35% spend of their revenue earnings on fuel cost. Savings on fuel can turn around the finances.