The Delhi government has entered into an agreement with Switch Mobility for the procurement of 950 low-floor electric buses. These 12-meter electric buses are expected to be delivered within four to six months.
They will be equipped with CCTV cameras, panic buttons, and GPS devices. Delhi currently boasts the highest number of electric buses in the country.
Delhi Transport Commissioner Ashish Kundra announced the agreement via a post on X, stating, “Delhi Government signs an agreement with @SwitchMobility for 950 low-floor 12-meter electric buses under the National bus programme.”
Switch Mobility operates as the electric vehicle arm of Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group.
Additionally, the government has signed contracts with JBM Auto and PMI Electro Mobility for the deployment of 1,040 9-meter electric buses.
In August of this year, the central government launched the PM e-bus sewa scheme with the aim of deploying 10,000 e-buses in 169 Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. This initiative is based on the public-private partnership (PPP) model and is estimated to cost INR 57,613 crore, with INR 20,000 crore provided by the central government and the remaining amount borne by the states.