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Electric Buses in DTC
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is electrifying its fleet at lightning speed! The latest reports suggest that the DTC is gearing up to add 100 more electric buses to its fleet by March-end or the first week of April. These new additions will take the DTC’s electric bus fleet to a whopping 400.
Electric Bus Features
According to officials, the buses will be equipped with state-of-the-art security features, including CCTV cameras and panic buttons, ensuring safe and comfortable travel for commuters. The configuration and registration process will take a few weeks, after which the buses will be ready to hit the national capital’s roads.
Roadmap of Delhi Government’s EV Policy
But wait, there’s more! This is just the beginning. The 100 new electric buses will be the first of 1,500 that will be inducted into the Transport department’s fleet by the end of 2023, taking the total number to 1,800. The Delhi government has set a goal of making 80 percent of the city’s total fleet electric by the end of 2025.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already shared a roadmap for the procurement of electric buses, revealing plans to purchase 1,500 such vehicles in 2023 alone. By 2025, the government aims to procure a staggering 6,380 electric buses.
Current EV Buses in Delhi
It’s worth noting that there are currently nearly 7,200 buses plying on the city roads, with the DTC running 3,900 buses and the cluster running 3,300. However, 2,600 buses will go off the roads in the next one-and-a-half years.
Delhi’s push towards electrification is commendable and sets a positive example for other cities to follow. With the government’s ambitious targets, we can expect to see a significant reduction in pollution levels and a cleaner, greener city in the years to come.
Overall, this is an exciting development for Delhi and a positive step towards a more sustainable future. From this move, we can expect that the Delhi government is aiming at a cleaner and greener future.