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In just 3 days, around 1 lakh commuters took electric buses which were launched by Delhi Government on May 24 by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The government launched 150 electric buses and announced free rides for everyone for three days to promote the adoption of electric vehicles. Top officials also took a ride to witness the facilities.
According to the Delhi government data, ”About one lakh people have travelled in electric buses for free on three days on 24, 25 and 26 May. Out of which 40 per cent are women. In which about 12 thousand people travelled on the first day on 24 May. On May 25, about 28 thousand people travelled. Along with this, on May 26, about 52 thousand people travelled for free.”
There is no pollution and zero noise from these electric buses. The buses are equipped with panic buttons, security related facilities, CCTV cameras, GPS devices, and others.
55 electric buses are running from Mundelakan depot and the rest 99 electric buses from Rohini Sector-37 depot out of 150 electric buses.