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Putrajaya Electric Buses To Operate Three Different Routes Next Year

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- Putrajaya is expected to have five electric buses operating three different routes by the second quarter of next year as the first phase in realising the vision to make the federal government's administrative centre a green city by 2025.

Green Energy Transportation Solution (GETS) Global Bhd managing director Datuk Che Azizuddin Che Ismail said the three routes are the blue route involving buses that move from one ministry to another during office hours; yellow route specifically in the housing areas while green route is public transport for tourists visiting Putrajaya's attractions.

"By 2025, Putrajaya is expected to have 150 different electric buses including long buses and mini buses to be brought in phases starting from the second quarter of next year, involving a cost of RM200 million.

"The electric bus will replace 49 natural gas for vehicles (NGV) buses currently being used in Putrajaya that are 13 years old," he told reporters after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between GETS Global and Putrajaya Leisures and Services Group Sdn Bhd (Pulse Group).

Che Azizuddin said at present out of the 90,000 Putrajaya residents, only 50 per cent used public transport.

"Putrajaya residents are expected to reach 350,000 by 2025. In this regard, GETS Global sees Beijing as a model that has a big population with an efficient public transport system and minimal carbon emissions," he added.