Free bus ride in 150 new electric buses for 3 days in Delhi

New Delhi: 

The Delhi government announced on Monday that the citizens of Delhi will be able to travel free of cost for three days. The announcement was mad before the launch of 150 new electric buses that will hit the road from Tuesday, May 24.

The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal will be flagging off the buses on Tuesday in the national capital.

Currently, there are two e-bus depots in Delhi to house these buses. One is located at Mundela Kalan and the other at Rohini Sector 37.

The government of Delhi had approved the induction of 1500 low-floor electric buses in its fleet of public transport.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha rolled out this information via Facebook post. He wrote, “150 new modern electric buses will run on the roads of Delhi from tomorrow.. CM Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate”

Kejriwal has already flagged off the first electric bus in January. The buses are equipped with CCTV cameras, two way central command and control center (CCC) at Kashmere Gate, ten panic buttons and a hooter.

As per PTI, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will be allocating 10 sites to various agencies in order to set up Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations and battery swapping stations under the Delhi EV Policy 2020.

The Delhi government has also approved to run these buses on 75 inter-state routes and 11 routes across five state and a Union Territory.

Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government is committed to provide all its citizens with affordable, convenient and clean public transport.


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