Delhi's first electric bus flagged off, 300 e-buses by April 2022
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday flagged off Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)'s first electric bus with a promise to bring 300 more e-buses on roads by April 2022.
The e-buses produce zero emission and creates almost no noise. Since the old buses are on the verge of the end of their life, the government has planned to phase them out and replace them with new electric buses.
The e-bus can be charged within 1 to 1.5 hours, and is capable of running for a minimum of 120 km on a single charging session. CM Arvind Kejriwal has said that the DTC will be getting charging points installed in every bus depot so that e-buses can stop to charge with maximum ease.
Meanwhile, travellers can book their tickets for DTC buses on government’s One Delhi App.
Once the fleet of 300 electric buses have hit the road, 100 will operate from a bus depot in Mundela Kalan, 50 e-buses with operate from Rajghat, while 150 buses will start from a depot in Rohini's Sector 37.
The first electric bus of Delhi will operate on route no. E-44, from DTC's Indraprastha (IP) Depot via ITO, AGCR, Tilak Marg, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, Janpath, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Prithvi Raj Road, Aurobindo Marg, AIIMS, Ring Road, South Extension, Ashram, Bhogal, Jangpura, India Gate, High Court, and Pragati Maidan, before terminating at IP Depot.