Sustainable Transport in Sri Lanka through an Electric Bus Rapid Transit System

29 Mar 2016

The transport NAMA for Sri Lanka focuses on the introduction and adoption of electric buses instead of conventionally fuelled buses in the planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on Galle Road in the Colombo Metropolitan Area (CMA), thus addressing the objectives of reducing GHG emissions and attaining SD goals, such as increased energy security, improved access to transportation, improved air quality and local job creation, among others. The NAMA is also in line with Sri Lanka’s national and regional objectives for its transport sector: the promotion and adoption of electric vehicles are mentioned in numerous policy documents, including the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UNFCCC Secretariat as well as its National Transport Policy and Urban Transport Master Plan.

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