The Delhi government today approved hiring a consultant to run 1,000 electric buses, a move Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed a big step towards modernising transport and reducing pollution.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken on Tuesday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi is planning to procure electric buses at an inflated price and is going to spend more money on these buses than any other city in the country.
To carry out its ambitious plan of creating a fleet of 1,000 electric buses, Delhi government is trying to rope in private players who would procure and operate these buses in lieu of the operating cost paid by the government.
Indian Government To Seed Mass Adoption Of Electric Vehicles With 10,000 E-Buses, 50,000 E-Rickshaws
In a step towards mass adoption of electric vehicles in India, the central government plans to introduce 10,000 electric buses and 50,000 electric rickshaws