The UT Chandigarh Forest and Wildlife department has taken a decision to begin electric bus from Sukhna Lake regulatory end to Nepli and Kansal forest areas of Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary.
The proposed electric bus service to these forest areas is part of UT’s environment action plan 2021-22. The administration has already submitted proposal for the Centre’s nod.
As per the plan, permits to 70 persons will continue to be issued as done presently (issued by UT forest and wildlife department office in Paryavaran Bhawan, Sector-29, Chandigarh), rest 30 will be issued on the spot at the Sukhna Lake regulatory end for the electric bus for a nominal fee.
The bus is planned to leave between 10-11 am and return by 3-4 pm. The purpose of the move is to reduce the number of vehicles in the forest areas.
Depending on response and the Centre’s approval, the number of buses, their frequency of visits, timings, route, tickets’ prices will be decided.
Source: Times of India