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In the Thai city, 200 brand-new electric buses will go into operation

The new electric buses are a part of the city’s aim to modernize its outmoded bus services and reduce Bangkok’s overall carbon footprint. The BMTA will increase the number of trips in order to reach 19,000 rides daily. It will pass through a number of key locations, such as the Queen Sirikit Convention Center and the brand-new Bang Sue Grand Station. The State Enterprise Policy Office and the cabinet must both approve the rehabilitation plan because the problem needs to be fixed right away. The new electric bus system would gradually lessen air pollution in the Thai capital’s vicinity while swiftly bridging any gaps in the commuters’ regularly scheduled services. The BMTA argues it does not have the money to replace its aging fleet of buses, but it will be able to cooperate with private companies to provide the new services in the city. The two-year contract, which will be outsourced to private companies, will be in place. The first phase of services will begin later this year in November with 90 brand-new electric buses. In order to increase capacity and provide daily transportation for up to a million people, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority will run more than 200 electric buses in partnership with private companies. According to the BMTA, the increase in demand will require the deployment of 224 electric buses. Bus shortages have been a problem for the BMTA, making passengers wait for a very long time. Currently, 2,885 public buses operate 107 routes and cover 17,000 miles each day. Due to rising petrol prices, the daily commuter population rose as well, from 600,000 to over 700,000.

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