Sajha Yatayat’s three electric buses in operation in Kathmandu
Sajha Yatayat, a SOLUTIONSplus consortium partner, started the operation of three electric buses in Kathmandu on 7th July 2022. The remaining 37 are planned to arrive in Kathmandu by October 2022. Sajha Yatayat, a cooperative government-owned organization, is able to procure 40 e-buses with the support of NPR. 3 billion (ca. 24 million Euros) from Nepal Government. These buses have 8.5m in length with a driving range of 200 Km in full charge carrying 60 people at a time. Sajha Yatayat is planning to add more electric buses to its fleet in the coming fiscal year which will include 10 to 12m intracity and intercity electric buses.
These e-buses were manufactured in Nanjing, China, customised to suit the demand of Nepalese road conditions. The e-buses have disabled-friendly accessibility, which is rare to find in city public buses in Kathmandu. To run the e-buses, Sajha Yatayat gives priority to female drivers.