The electric buses are being acquired by the Delhi federal government in order to battle air contamination in the national capital. Much more buses will certainly be added to the DTC fleet beginning in February.

Delhi chief priest Arvind Kejriwal will on Monday flag off Delhi Transport Corporation’s (DTC’s) initially electrical bus. The ceremony will certainly happen at DTC’s Indraprastha’s depot at 12 midday.

Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot will certainly be present at the celebration. The electric buses are being rolled out to deal with air contamination in the nationwide resources.

The prototype bus, which showed up earlier this month, will certainly operate on 27-kilometre-long Route E44 (Pragati Maidan to IP Depot via ITO, Safdarjung, Ashram). It has actually been produced by JBM Car Limited.

Fifty even more e-buses are expected to be sworn in right into the DTC fleet next month, when the present for mass public transport starts.

There are 2,300 complete electric buses in the pipe. Out of these, 1,300 will be acquired by the DTC et cetera 1,000 will run under the collection scheme.

According to Gahlot, e-buses will certainly be included in batches of regarding 50 monthly after the first present in February.

The Delhi federal government will certainly gear up bus depots with billing stations for these e-buses. This will certainly be done in phases.

Additionally, the DTC will certainly build 4 “hybrid” bus depots, which will certainly be a mix of electric as well as CNG buses. These will certainly be the Subhash Location depot, Rajghat depot, Hasanpur depot, and also Bawana.

The plan to induct e-buses in Delhi was first announced in July 2018. In the future, the Delhi government will procure only electrical buses.

In a quote to additionally boost public flexibility, Kejriwal on Friday flagged off 100 low-floor AC CNG buses, taking the public transportation bus fleet dimension to 6,900.

Before this, Delhi saw 6,000 buses in the fleet of the Delhi transportation department during the 2010 Republic Gamings.

The new air conditioner CNG buses will range from Ghumanhera depot in outer Delhi to deal with Delhi’s rural areas, on nine collection bus courses in Delhi.

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Last Updated: 17 Jan 2022