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27 March 2024, 15:40

Advantages of new electrobuses in Shklov District pointed out

SHKLOV, 27 March (BelTA) – New passenger electrobuses will start operating in Shklov District. A solemn ceremony to hand over 15 modern vehicles took place in Shklov on 27 March, BelTA has learned.

Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Piotr Parkhomchik, Chairman of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee Anatoly Isachenko, Aide to the President – Inspector for Mogilev Oblast Leonid Martynyuk, Industry Minister Aleksandr Rogozhnik, Chairman of the Mogilev Oblast Council of Deputies Aleksandr Goroshkin, Chairman of the Shklov District Executive Committee Andrei Kamko, Director General of OAO Managing Company of BKM Holding Taras Murog, and Director General of OAO Mogilevoblavtotrans Dmitry Zubrinovich attended the ceremony.

Piotr Parkhomchik congratulated guests and residents of Shklov District on getting the new vehicles. It is in Shklov that the first pilot project to roll out electric vehicles has been implemented. The Belarusian company BKM made the new public transport vehicles for the district.

A BKM electrobus can seat 31 people and has standing room for another 36. There is also space for a wheelchair or a pram. Passengers also have access to power sockets for charging their gadgets, “warm” buttons inside and outside to demand a stop. Apart from that, the passenger compartment is fitted with video surveillance cameras to allow the driver to keep an eye on what is going on inside. The new electrobuses will service three city lines and 19 suburban ones. They offer convenience and comfort to passengers in addition to environmental friendliness. Shklov District residents will be able to duly appreciate all the benefits of the new electrobuses soon.

Anatoly Isachenko said that eight charging stations had been set up in Shklov to service the new public transport vehicles. “The emergence of the new electrobuses will also give us an opportunity to analyze results of their work and I have no doubt they will produce results,” he said. “Switching to electric vehicles is important not only for large cities but also small towns. It is an absolutely new type of public transportation. It is more comfortable and environmentally friendly. The first pilot project has been realized in Shklov District. It is a gift for the district and for the entire oblast. We intend to promote the development of electric transport. There are areas affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe in the southeast of our region. We intend to buy such electric vehicles for them. The matter is now under consideration. But I can already definitely say that we will do it.”

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