The Delhi government will flag off 100 electric buses next week, which will join the state’s public transport fleet. According to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, an additional 300 e-buses will soon be added to Delhi’s 100 e-buses.
At present, there are two bus depots in Delhi which are fully equipped to handle the electric buses used by the Delhi State Corporation – Mundela Kalan and Rohini Sector 37.
The Mundela Kalan electric bus station is the first of its kind in Delhi, equipped with 32 DC fast EV chargers, four service pits and two dry pits and is spread over an area of 4.57 acres.
Rohini Sector 37 is the second electric bus depot with 25 commissioned DC fast chargers and a total of 48 proposed by the government. The electric bus depot will deploy a few of the 100 electric buses spread across 7 acres of land that will be flagged off.
The Chief Minister termed it as the beginning of an eco-friendly public transport system for Delhi and said that the state would procure another 2,000 electric buses in the coming years.
The Delhi government will flag off the new electric buses, which will have knee-deep ramps for disabled passengers, pink seats for women, 10 panic buttons, CCTV cameras and a two-way central command and control center (CCC). Gate of Kashmir.