Delhi government’s Transport Department has decided to focus on procurement of electric buses in order to boost public transport without increasing the city’s air pollution. The government has given the go-ahead for procurement of 465 e-buses under the cluster scheme and tenders for it are expected to be floated soon.
Also, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)’s 300 electric buses are expected to roll out from November. The induction of 300 electric buses by the DTC in one go will be the largest engagement of its type by any state transporter.
There are also plans to ready Burari and Saray Kale Khan depots for these electric buses which will roll out in coming months. Also, the parking space is also being readied for DTC e-buses at its Subhash Place Depot, Mayapuri Depot, Rohini-II Depot, Rajghat-II Depot and Mundela Kalan Depot. JBM and Tata Motors will operate 200 and 100 buses respectively.