On Tuesday, the Delhi government will launch 150 electric buses in the national capital. The fleet of 150 electric buses will be inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, according to an official release from the Delhi government. Commuters will be able to ride these electric buses for free for three days until May 26th. Women commuters would also be able to ride these buses for free on all days, according to the Delhi administration.
Free travel in these Electric buses is being offered by the Delhi government to encourage people to promote electric buses. According to a DTC official, the goal of this tactic is to excite people and raise awareness about electric buses. "The e-bus fleet will grow to 152 with the addition of 150 buses," the source continued.
With the addition of 150 electric buses to its fleet, Delhi will equal the national record of inducting the largest number of electric buses at the same time, according to the statement. This is part of the Delhi government's plan to electrify the city's public transit system.
According to the statement, these electric buses are equipped with features such as CCTV cameras, GPS, 10 panic buttons, ramps for differently-abled people, and so on, in addition to producing zero smoke and pollutants into the environment.
The Delhi government also announced that three depots, located in Mundela Kalan, Rajghat, and Rohini Sector-37, have been fully electrified and are ready to receive the 150 new buses. According to the announcement, the remaining 150 electric buses will be introduced in the coming month. These electric buses are expected to operate on important routes across the capital.