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Delhi to become the first state to run 1,500 electric buses: Gehlot

New Delhi| Delhi Transport Minister Gehlot has said that the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will soon deploy 1,500 electric buses, making the national capital the first state to adopt e-buses on such a large scale. Gehlot tweeted on Thursday night, “Under Hon’ble CM Arvind Kejriwal’s vision, we are committed to achieving 100 percent electrification of buses. DTC will soon deploy 1500 e-buses as part of The Grand Challenge.” Delhi will be the first state to adopt e-buses on such a scale.”

On Thursday, the Kejriwal-led government launched a dedicated one-stop website to promote and adopt electric vehicles in the city, to encourage commuters to switch to EVs.

In a statement, the Delhi government said, “The website has been developed as a uniquely modern website to provide all the necessary information to the potential EV consumer and to be responsive to mobile devices and provide easy access to the information to the visitors.” To make it interactive according to the needs and aspirations of the intuitive consumer.”

The website will provide information about charging stations such as their location, type of charger required and charging points.

“As the charging stations in Delhi are increasing every day, the website will provide users with real-time updated numbers,” he said.

On Wednesday, the Delhi government signed an agreement with Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) to set up charging and battery swapping stations for electric two, three and four-wheelers at its transport department’s cluster bus depots.

The Delhi government on Monday launched its first electric bus.

Last week, the Transport Minister told the media that by the second week of February, around 50 e-buses would be inducted into the DTC fleet and the target of 300 buses would be achieved by April.

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