e-buses can run 120 kms after 1-hour charge
New Delhi, Jan.17 (Delhi Crown): Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off national capital Delhi’s first electric bus service on Monday.
Addressing the gathering at the venue of the inauguration, Kejriwal said that Delhiites could now look forward to having a more modern form of transportation in the city, a system that would go a long way in reducing pollution.
Revealing that the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) would ply another 300 electric buses by April this year, the CM said these vehicles would have zero carbon emission and be noiseless.
“In the future, we hope to bring 2,000 more such electric buses. These buses take about one to one-and-a-half hours to charge fully and can cover a minimum distance of 120 kilometres in one full charge,” Kejriwal said, adding that it has taken 11 years for the project to see the light of day.
The DTC is now in the process of installing charging points at all of its bus depots, the chief minister said. Each of these 12-metre-long, air-conditioned low floor electric buses will be fitted with a GPS tracking facility, special ramps to facilitate climbing and disembarking for the physically challenged, panic button for ensuring women safety, pink seats for women travellers and CCTV.