Delhi CM flags off 100 reduced flooring, cool buses

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By PTI

BRAND-NEW DELHI: The public transportation bus fleet dimension at 6,900 has actually come to be the biggest thus far in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated on Friday after flagging off 100 reduced flooring as well as cool buses at Rajghat depot below.

The city transportation division is likewise exerting to have 300 e-buses when traveling by April, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot stated on the event.

“With induction of these 100 buses now, the public transport bus fleet size has grown to 6,900 which is the highest so far. Earlier, there were around 6,000 buses at the time of Commonwealth Games (in 2010),” Kejriwal stated.

The government is obtaining a lot more buses consisting of e-buses, he stated.

“It takes 2-3 years for new buses to come due to tender process and other formalities, it cannot happen overnight. When our government was formed, there was much shortage of buses as no new buses were purchased for many years. The buses started rolling out after we activated the procurement process,” he stated.

The 100 brand-new buses will certainly be run primarily on country courses from Ghumanhera bus depot, he stated, including “We are committed to boost public transport ensuring people have buses for commute on regular frequency.”

Meanwhile, the transportation minister tweeted, “Congrats! Today we’ve added 100 more fully BS VI compliant AC CNG buses to our fleet. Under Hon’ble CM @ArvindKejriwal ji’s dynamic leadership, Delhi in 2022 will see more and more state of the art buses, including 100% electric ones being added to it’s fleet!.”

A model e-bus will certainly be flagged of by the chief minister on Monday.

Fifty a lot more e-buses will certainly get here by very first or 2nd week of February as well as all the initiatives will certainly be made to have 300 e-buses by April, Gahlot stated.