Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 25 (ANI): Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport introduced 45 Electric Vehicles (EVs) on Wednesday as part of the airport's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and promote sustainable transportation.
The Mumbai airport intends to replace all its combustion-powered vehicles with electric vehicles as part of its Operational Net Zero mission by 2029, the airport said in a release.
It is also exploring the deployment of 60 more electric vehicles in the next fiscal year, including ambulances, forward command post, security and airside operations and maintenance utility vehicles.
The remaining vehicles will be replaced in a phased manner, the release said.
"With every green program that the airport initiates, it brings us a great sense of delight to be able to contribute to aviation industry's journey towards attaining a sustainable future. It is a great honour for CSMIA to be achieving key milestones that indicates the reduction of carbon emissions under its Environment Social and Governance (ESG) policy commitments," a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport spokesperson said in the release.
"As a responsible airport service provider, CSMIA strives to reduce its impact on the environment. Switching to electric vehicles will help to reduce carbon emissions, thereby lowering the airport's carbon footprint. CSMIA takes pride in its vision and mission to create an ecosystem that is centered to fast-track its journey towards carbon neutrality," the spokesperson added.
Recently, the airport commissioned twelve DC fast EV charging stations at P1 - Multi-level Car Parking (MLCP) at Terminal 1, P5 - MLCP at Terminal 2, and Airside of the airport. (ANI)