Delhi to get 1000 low floor Electric buses

by Technology | 12-07-2018 | 1163 views

Newdelhi: The Delhi cabinet on Wednesday approved the engagement of 1,000 low floor environment friendly Electric buses.

The cabinet presided by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appointed Delhi Integrated Multi-modal Transit System (DIMTS) as a Project Consultant for this project.

The cabinet approval the transport department's proposal will help in modernizing Delhi's transport sector and substantially reducing air pollution.
The department will construct bus depots at 6 locations for these 1000 Electric buses- East Vinod Nagar, Bhavana Sector 5, Burari, Rohini Sector 37, Revla Kanpur and Narela. Electric power for charging of Electric buses and the housing of requisite numbers of charging units shall be the responsibility of the concessionaire who will arrange the infrastructure at their own cost, in consultation with DISCOMs.

Transport department has also been directed to explore the possibility of hydrogen buses as suggested by the supreme court.

Delhi government is of the view that air pollution has emerged as a significant issue risking the health and well-being of residents in cities across India and especially Delhi. The government's decision to engage pure Electric buses in Delhi will go a long way in reducing overall vehicular emissions in Delhi.

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