Together, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor and Chief Minister Introduce 400 Electric Buses
400 electric buses were inaugurated today in New Delhi by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, bringing the total number of these vehicles to 800 in the city.
The IP Depot in Delhi hosted the flag-off ceremony.
"There are presently 800 electric buses operating in Delhi. I want to commend Delhi residents for this "Kailash Gahlot, the minister of transport for Delhi, made the comment during the ceremonial start.
Afterwards, Mr. Kejriwal broke down the budget expenditure for the buses in a post on Facebook.
Along with the Honorable Lieutenant Governor, we today dedicated 400 brand-new electric buses to the people of Delhi.
According to Mr. Kejriwal in a post in Hindi, "These buses are part of the 921 buses under the subsidy scheme, for which a subsidy of 417 crore has been allocated by the Centre and the Delhi government would spend 3,674 crore."
Delhi now has the biggest number of electric buses in the nation—800—on its roadways, he claimed.
"By the end of 2025, we hope to have 8,000 electric buses operating on Delhi's roads. At that time, Delhi would have more than 10,000 buses, with 80% of them being electric.
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He continued, "Delhi will very soon be renowned throughout the world for its superb electric buses.