Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Monday flag off Delhi Transport Corporation’s (DTC’s) first electric bus. The ceremony will take place at DTC’s Indraprastha’s depot at 12 noon.Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot will be present on the occasion. The electric buses are being rolled out to combat air pollution in the national capital.
The Delhi government has finalised the routes of the e-buses. They will be running in a 27-km-long route in the city. The e-bus has been manufactured by JBM Auto Limited.
The prototype of the DTC electric bus has arrived at the IP depot. The prototype bus will n 27-kilometre-long Route E44 (Pragati Maidan to IP Depot via ITO, Safdarjung, Ashram). According to the transport minister, 50 more electric buses will be available by February this year. The e-buses will be added in batches of about 50 every month, Gehlot said.