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1st hydrogen bus in Leh

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Source: ET

 Context: India’s largest power producer, NTPC Ltd, has begun a trial run of its first hydrogen bus in Leh as part of the Green Hydrogen Mobility Project.

 

The programme:

This initiative aims to achieve carbon-neutral status for Ladakh. NTPC plans to establish a hydrogen fuelling station, and a solar plant, and deploy five fuel cell buses for intracity routes in Leh.

Notably, these buses are designed to operate in sub-zero temperatures and high-altitude conditions.

 NTPC Limited (founded 1975; HQ: New Delhi; Maharatna Company) is a major Indian Central Public Sector Undertaking owned by the Ministry of Power and the Indian Government.