Delhi: free travel by electric bus for 3 days; Kejriwal reports 150 electric buses
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced 150 electric buses. “Please take care of them, don’t dirty them,” quoted PTI, CM Arvind Kejriwal.
“We launched 150 buses today, another 150 will be added next month. Our goal is to launch more than 2,000 such buses within a year. Over the next 10 years, ₹1862 crores is spent by the Delhi government, the Center gives 150 crores for this,” said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Delhi: Free E-Bus Ride for 3 Days Starting Today
Delhi residents will be able to travel free for three days – from May 24 to 26 – on electric buses operating on Delhi’s roads.
The Department of Transportation in an official communication on Monday said, “All DTC officers and operational crew may be advised accordingly and not insist on commuters purchasing tickets, during the aforementioned 03-day period in all DTC’s pure electric buses.”
Delhi Electric Bus Routes
The main routes on which these buses will operate include Route No. 502 between Mori Gate and Mehrauli Terminal and IP Depot – Connaught Place – Safdarjung – South Extension – Ashram – Jangpura – India Gate route.
The government also urged people to use its electric buses, take a selfie and post it with the hashtag #IrideEbus on their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. The top three entries will have a chance to win an iPad.
These buses emit no smoke, are equipped with CCTV cameras, GPS, 10 panic buttons, ramps for people with reduced mobility, etc.