Nearly BGN 460 thousand. without VAT is the cost of each of the six electric buses that have been running for 20 days on route No. 12 Beach – “Gramada” district in Blagoevgrad. That’s what he said about Radio Blagoevgrad, the manager of the municipal company “Blagoevgrad Eco Transport” EOOD Miroslav Kyupov. About BGN 6 million is the value of the project, which made it possible to purchase the electric buses and all charging and technical devices for them. The municipality of Blagoevgrad participated in the project with over BGN 1 million.
In Blagoevgrad, the final part of the “Integrated urban transport of the city of Blagoevgrad” project was completed, which was implemented with the financial support of the “Regions in Growth” operational program. The main goal of the project is to increase the quality of life of the citizens and reduce the negative impacts on the environment by improving the conditions of mass public urban transport on the territory of Blagoevgrad. The new electric buses will lead to an improvement in the speed and quality of service of the public city transport, the project team insists.
The benefit for citizens is the ensured better quality of service for passengers, easier access for people in a disadvantaged position, zero emission of harmful emissions.
There is an increased interest in using public transport as an alternative to car transport, the project team also said.