Recently, the DTC Board has approved the induction of 1,245 low floor buses in its public transportation fleet. This number includes 1,015 electric buses.
Last week, at a meeting chaired by Transport minister Kailash Gahlot, the Board of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) had decided to send a proposal for induction of buses to the Delhi government for its approval. It was decided to induct 1,015 electric buses and 230 CNG buses under the operating expenditure (OPEX) model of FAME II.
A senior officer of the Transport department said, “We will soon place a detailed plan and proposal for induction of these buses before the Delhi Cabinet.”
Currently, the DTC is engaging 300 electric buses that are expected to roll out from November. The entire fleet is expected to be inducted by February next year, as per the officials.