Delhi gets 50 more electric buses.
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Delhi gets 50 more electric buses.

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, announced that by 2025, 80 percent of all the buses in Delhi will be electric.

Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal added 50 new electric buses to the Delhi Transport Corporation bus fleet. It brings the total number of electric buses in DTC to 300.

CM Arvind Kejriwal also announced that the Delhi Government would take over 100 e-buses from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). After this takeover, DTC will operate 400 e-buses in Delhi. The Central Government will provide ₹165 crore incentive to DTC for these 300 electric buses.

Currently, there are 7,379 buses in Delhi, out of which 300 are electric. In 2023, the Delhi government will add 1,500 more e-buses to DTC’s fleet. DTC has signed a definitive agreement with TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, for the operation of 1500 e-buses in New Delhi. As part of the agreement, TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd. will supply, operate and maintain 1500 units of 12-metre low-floor air-conditioned electric buses for 12 years.

By the end of 2023, DTC will operate 2,280 electric buses. CM Kejriwal also announced that by 2025 the government would buy 6,380 new e-buses. By 2025, Delhi will have a total of 10,480 buses, out of which 8,280 will be electric.

The government is also working to set up a proper charging infrastructure. The Delhi government has allocated ₹1,500 crores to electrify all 56 bus depots. Three depots have already been electrified. By June 2023, 17 more bus depots will have a proper charging infrastructure. By the end of 2023, all bus depots in Delhi will be equipped with charging stations.

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