In March 2021, the city's bus fleet was replenished with the new gas-fueled buses. As Akim of Almaty Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted in his Instagram, systematic renewal and transfer to environmentally friendly fuel of municipal and public transport is carried out in order to improve the quality of passenger traffic and, of course, to take care of the ecology.
In addition, the further expansion of the bus fleet in Almaty also remains an actual task for the current year. More than 200 buses are planned to be purchased in 2021.
"In order to improve the public transport functioning as well as the quality of passenger transportation in the city of Almaty, the department plans to supply 233 units of buses (150 gas buses, 45 units by private carriers and 38 units of electric buses) ", – the city mobility department reports.
“The passenger transportation has been significantly modernized. Today, 41 new buses that use environmentally friendly fuel have started their routes", – Bakytzhan Sagintayev wrote.
It is important to note, that the new 12-meter buses meet the modern criteria of a big city. They have a capacity of 90 people, are adapted for persons with reduced mobility, and are also equipped with CCTV, automated passenger counting and sensors for monitoring driver’s fatigue.
Active work on bus fleets’ renewal is being carried out not only in Almaty, but throughout the country. Kazakhstan plans not to just update the bus fleets, but to create a public transport system with a minimum level of emissions. That is why the country pays a lot of attention to the latest technologies in this area.
All the new products and innovative developments of the bus market will be presented at the International Bus and Coach Show Busworld Central Asia, which will be held on June 29-July 1, 2021 in Nur-Sultan. Busworld Central Asia is the main bus event in Central Asia, traditionally combining the exposition of the best industry players with the rich business program, where current ideas, renewal tools and prospects for the development of the bus market are discussed.