In a bid to prevent auto-pollutions in the city, the state transport department urged the private bus operators to ply electric-run fleets.

Mr Suvendu Adhikari, state transport minister, while addressing in the ‘question hour’ session in the legislative assembly today proposed the private bus operators to ply E-buses in the city.

“The state transport department has already launched 40 E-buses under the West Bengal Transport Corporation ( WBTC) in Kolkata and 40 more such fleets will hit the road within one month.

Following the rules of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) the government along with police has also taken steps to prevent above 15 year-old commercial vehicles from entering into Kolkata,” Mr Adhikari added.

He also said that the government has no plan for recruitment in permanent posts in the transport department.