Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday flagged off 50 electric buses from Rajghat Depot taking the number of electric buses plying on the Delhi roads to 300.
Sharing a roadmap for procurement of electric buses, he said the government will be buying 1,500 such vehicles in 2023 & by 2025, 6,380 electric buses will be bought.
The state government has also started the process of taking over operations of 100 electric feeder buses of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the CM said.
Plan to operate a total of 480 feeder buses in the city in 2023, Kejriwal added.
He asserted that acquisition of e-buses will go a long way in reducing pollution in the national capital.
By 2025, total bus fleet size would be 10,480 & comprise 8,280 electric buses, nearly 80% of the total fleet size.
Delhi currently has 7,379 buses under its city bus transportation fleet — 4,060 operated under Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) & 3,319 under DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transit Systems)
This is the highest ever number of buses in Delhi’s fleet
The CM also said the process of installing charging points for e-buses at depots is going on & 3 depots already have the facility.
17 more to be electrified by June 2023 & 36 by December 2023, he said.
Kejriwal also inaugurated an ultra-charging station & reviewed the facilities available there.
At ultra-charging stations, buses can be charged in a very short time.