The Bengal transport department has decided to acquire more e-buses and a couple of e-vessels to cut pollution in Kolkata and to be secure against abnormal price rise of fossil fuel. In a meeting presided over by Firhad Hakim and attended by senior transport department officers, including transport secretary and MDs of three state transport undertakings, it was decided the department would bring in two e-vessels that will ferry passengers across the Hooghly. The department also decided to replace the entire diesel fleet with e-buses and CNG-run ones. As many as 50 e-buses will shortly join the city’s e-fleet of 80. Gradually, more such buses will be acquired by WBTC to replace diesel vehicles.