On Tuesday, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 electric buses, increasing the total count of electric buses in the national capital to 800. The launch ceremony took place at the IP Depot.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, speaking at the event, congratulated the people of Delhi on the expansion of the electric bus fleet, stating, “The number of electric buses has now gone up to 800 in Delhi.”
In a subsequent post on a platform called “X,” Chief Minister Kejriwal provided a breakdown of the budget allocation for these buses, saying, “Together with the Honorable Lieutenant Governor, we flagged off 400 new electric buses and dedicated them to the people of the national capital, Delhi. These buses are part of the 921 buses covered by the subsidy scheme, with a subsidy of Rs 417 crore contributed by the Centre, while the Delhi government will allocate Rs 3,674 crore.”
This move establishes Delhi as the leader in electric bus deployment in the country, with a goal to introduce a total of 8,000 electric buses on the streets of Delhi by the end of 2025.
Kejriwal said, “At that time, there will be 10,000 plus buses across Delhi, and 80% of the buses will be electric. Very soon, Delhi will gain global recognition for its exceptional electric bus network.”