Let us tell you that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday handed over 150 electric buses to the streets of Delhi. The Delhi Transport Corporation Employees Union said that the bus number DL 516G D2610 belonged to Rohini Depot Sector 37. On the first day of launch, it stopped due to a fault at around 4 pm. DTC said on Twitter that ‘electric bus number 2610 detected temperature exceeding the designed or designed limit and hence the bus shut down automatically due to its inbuilt safety feature. When the bus broke down, the response team reached immediately and handled the bus and handed it over to the roads within two hours. CM Kejriwal had announced during the flag hoisting ceremony that 2 thousand more such buses will be included in the capital by next year.
The CM had said that the Delhi government is planning to spend Rs 1,862 crore on the purchase of electric buses in the next 10 years. 3 new EV charging depots have been built at Mundela Kalan, Rohini Sector 37 and Rajghat at a cost of about Rs 150 crore, which were also inaugurated on Tuesday.
Kejriwal had taken a ride in an electric bus along with Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar and other senior officials. These 150 electric buses, which were included in the DTC fleet on Tuesday, have been given state-of-the-art features including CCTV cameras, panic buttons and GPS. Let us tell you that after about 11 years the public transporter has procured such a large quantity of buses.