PM Modi to flag-off first electric bus in Parliament complex today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off a lithium-ion-powered bus in the Parliament at 1 pm on Monday.

The bus is the first prototype of diesel bus converted to electric.

The government had planned to convert about 1.5 lakh diesel buses run by state transport corporations into electric buses to cut on huge Rs. eight lakh crore crude import bills and check pollution.