Senior officials announced that 100 buses will be added to the Delhi Transport Corporation’s (DTC), electric bus fleet by March or April, bringing it up to 400.
The Delhi government plans to purchase 1500 electric buses this year, bringing the total number to 1800.
The government plans to purchase 6,380 buses by 2025.
“We will receive the 100th batch by March or in the first week of April. DTC MD Shilpa Shilpa Shinde visited Tata Motors in Karnataka recently to inspect the buses equipped with security features such as panic buttons, CCTV cameras, etc. According to an official, the buses will be ready for use in April or May after they have been registered and configured.”
In a gradual manner, these low-floor zero-emission electric buses will be installed this year.
“All 1500 buses will be added to the transport department’s bus fleet before the end of 2023, after which there will be 1800 electric buses in Delhi’s public transportation fleet.” He said that this will be the largest in any country.
Officials stated that these buses would also help fight pollution. DTC also aims to purchase 1000 buses before the G-20 Summit in the city.
During the flag-off for electric buses in Delhi last month, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, stated that by 2025, 80% of Delhi’s bus fleet would be electric.
He shared a roadmap to procure electric buses and said that the government would buy 1,500 of these vehicles by 2023, and 6,380 electric buses by 2025.