The Delhi government plans to add 50 low-floor electric buses to its fleet to help reduce pollution. Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister, stated that the 50 new buses would be operating on nine routes in Delhi and cover nearly 3 lakh kilometers each month.
The Minister stated that the DTC, Delhi Transport Corporation’s electric fleet will now include 50 new low-floor buses to take 300 buses. Gahlot stressed the importance of electric buses in the capital, stating that the Air Quality Index (AQI) has been a severe category for just a few days.
The Transport Department shared details about the routes these buses will take commuters. It stated that there are 165 routes, Shahbad dairy will be the starting point, and Anand Vihar Inter-State Bus Terminus will be the destination.
“The second route will be route number 879. The bus will pick up commuters from Shahbad dairy and drop them off at Janakpuri D-Block. It also stated that 901 is the third route. The pickup point will be Mangolpuri, and the drop location will at Kamla Market.”
“The fourth route is 957. The starting point for e-buses on this route will be Rohini Sector 22 terminal, and the destination is Shivaji Stadium. The Department also stated that the fifth route is 971. It runs from Rohini Sector 1 Avantika, to Anand Vihar ISBT.
“The department has finalized the sixth route for these buses, 990A, which runs from Rohini Sector 25(Deep Vihar) to Shivaji Stadium. It stated that the seventh route is 990 Extension. The e-buses will operate service from Rohini Sector 23 to Shivaji Stadium.”
“The eighth route is Mudrika Seva, Wazirpur Depot is the starting point for the e-buses plying this route, while the drop location remains the same. It further stated that the last route is, with Wazirpur Depot as the pick point. The final destination is the same.”
Mudrika Seva (Ring Road bus services) is one of the most popular routes in the capital. It was established by the DTC.