All India Trinamool Congress MP, Derek O’Brien lashes out at the media as Kolkata secured 3rd position in Top 6 Global cities of the world to adopt electric buses.
Derek took on his Twitter account and said this story will not even make 9 o’clock news (prime time) in the country.
O’ Brien tweeted, “The story that won’t make the 9 o’clock news #5 #BREAKING
#Kolkata among world’s Top 6 global cities with electric buses, ahead of #London”
— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) March 8, 2021
The story that TMC’s MP was talking about informed how Kolkata has become the third city among six global megacities that have been adopting electric mobility faster.
The Hindustan Times Auto reported that Kolkata is ahead of London in terms of percentage penetration of electric buses, according to EV City Casebook 2021. The research was conducted in cities like Shenzhen (China), Santiago (Chile), Izmir (Turkey), London (UK), and Vancouver (Canada) alongside Kolkata.
Shenzhen is in the top position, with 99% of the world’s electric buses plying in China.
Kolkata has been running the electric tramway for more than a century. However, the oldest surviving tram network in Asia is now shrinking.