Neighbourhood News Desk
It was said, that on March 10, global tenders have been ordered by the Delhi Government to deploy 375 out of 1,000 electric buses that were purchased. The reason for this is that they help in combating high levels of air pollution as well as boost public transport in Delhi.
Kailash Gahlot, transport minister of Delhi said that the 375 e-buses will form the first phase of acquiring of 1,000 buses. He also congratulated the Delhiites for the commitment in fighting pollution and moving towards clean fuel technology. These busses will be parked and charged overnight at six depots such as East Vinod Nagar, Burari, Rohini Sector 37, Mudhela Kalan, ITDR Sarai kale Khan and Bamnauli.
The government, that assigned a budget of Rs 1,807 crore for the transport department, plans to provide a subsidy of Rs 75 lakh per bus, or 60% of the cost of the bus, whichever is lower, to the concessioner.