After successfully launching Electric Vehicle (EV) service free of cost at Puri railway station in March this year, NALCO has once again extended EV service in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, for the benefit of senior citizens, differently-abled passengers and sick people, in association with East Coast Railways.
The free EV initiative, which comes after receiving widespread appreciation from all quarters, has been rolled out today in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, and will also cater to large number of people who throng the State for tourism and religious purpose every year.
The free EV service was flagged off by Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO and Shri Braj Mohan Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Khurda.
Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, said, ‘’We are proud that Bhubaneswar is the smartest city in the country. This initiative will be a smart step in that direction. We are sure this will be of great help to the senior citizens, specially-abled persons and sick passengers.’’
One of the significant steps in EV service is its O & M (Operations & Maintenance) by expert agency under the aegis of NALCO.
Praising NALCO for reaching out to people who need it the most, Shri Braj Mohan Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Khurda, said, ‘’This is a noble initiative which will benefit lakhs of people visiting Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. We are proud that a Company of global repute like NALCO, which has grown in the State, is carrying out a number of CSR projects and is contributing to all-round development apart from promoting Brand Odisha, abroad.’’ An MoU was also signed between Railways and NALCO, in presence of senior railway officials and NALCO executives.
It may be noted that in keeping with its objective of inclusivity and all round development of Puri as a Swachh Iconic Place, NALCO launched EV service free of cost at Puri railway station in association with Khurda Railways Division on March 24