Minister of Transport and Communications HE Jassim bin Saif Al-Sulaiti conducted yesterday an inspection tour of the ongoing projects of the Public Bus Infrastructure Program that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) is developing currently, in collaboration with Public Works Authority (Ashghal). During the inspection tour, the Minister inspected work progress on the program's fifth package including four bus depots that are being established at Lusail, Al-Rayyan, Al-Wakra and New Industrial Area.
These depots include a bus maintenance center and bus parking spaces fully equipped with an infrastructure supportive of e-bus charging. They also include residential and recreational facilities and mosques for the staffs of operating company.
In addition to this, the bus depot in Lusail will have parking canopies powered by highly efficient solar panels, making it the first bus depot in the region to rely on solar energy as a renewable source of clean energy. These canopies that include solar panels totaling 10,720 units will generate four megawatts per day. The canopies, along with the power station as a conventional source of energy, will provide the necessary energy for operating electric charging devices and the whole project at large, in line with the highest newly applied standards and specifications.
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