RASUWA: A total of 22 electric microbuses have been imported from China via the northern border checkpoint, Rasuwagadhi. The microbuses were imported on Wednesday evening.
Entrepreneurs from the private sector imported electric vehicles focusing on the urban area. Each microbus has a capacity of 12 seats.
Information Officer of the Rasuwa Customs Office, Narendra Prasad Chaudhary shared that the vehicles were being imported from China daily and the microbus imported immediately after Dashain have been sent to the destination by completing the customs process.
Around 100 electric cars were imported before Dashain while the import of microbus has increased of late, informed the Customs Office, Timure.
It was very tough to drive the urban area-targeted microbus on the raw road to Kathmandu due to its small-sized wheel, commented a microbus driver.
As most of the road sections between Rasuwagadhi and Galchhi have numerous potholes, it is difficult to drive the light vehicles along such an awkward route.
It is noted that the import of electric vehicles will contribute to reducing pollution and increasing environmental cleanliness as well as help gradually remove the operation of fossil fuel-enabled vehicles.