ISRO and Union Ministry of Road Transport working to make electric buses viable

Q.  With which of the following organisations, the Union Transport Ministry is in collaboration to work on developing cost-effective battery technologies to make electric buses economically viable?
- Published on 31 Aug 15

a. ISRO
b. DRDO
c. CDAC
d. BHEL

ANSWER: ISRO
 
This initiative will also help in cutting down on the carbon emissions especially in the urban areas. A meeting was held on 20th Aug’15 in this regard between the officials from the Road and Highways Ministry, the Science and Technology Ministry and ISRO. The road ministry will within a week submit all its documents with regard to battery-specification requirement to ISRO. ISRO will develop a time-bound programme for the development of these commercial batteries.

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