Delhi Chief Minister flagged off 150 electric buses from the Indraprastha Depot in Delhi commuters will have free transportation for three days beginning today. With the addition of 150 electric buses to its fleet. Delhi will equal the national record for the most buses inducted at the same time. In January, Kejriwal successfully launched flagship electric buses.
“We launched 150 buses today, 150 more would be added next month. We aim to launch over 2000 such buses within a year. Over the next 10 years, ₹1862 crore is being spent by Delhi govt. Centre is giving 150 crores for this”. Said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Delhi: free ride for 3 days
People in Delhi will be able to travel completely for free in the city’s electric buses for three days, from May 24 to May 26. These buses emit no smoke, have CCTV cameras, GPS, ten panic buttons. And ramps for the disabled, among many other features.
Route No. 502 between Mori Gate and Mehrauli Terminal. As well as the IP Depot-Connaught Place-Safdarjung-South Extension-Ashram-Jangpura-India Gate route, will be served by these buses.
The government also encouraged people to ride its e-buses. Take a selfie, and post it to their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts with the hashtag #IrideEbus. The top three entries will each receive an iPad.
“This is a huge day for us. Delhi government has always been pushing its people to shift to greener modes of transport and make the switch to EVs. Shifting to public transport, especially sustainable modes of public transport, is a lifestyle change that we wish to see in Delhiites.” said Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.