The plan of the government of Delhi, India, to create an ecologically, socially and financially sustainable public transport network is vigorously taking off. The Delhi Transport Department floated tenders for inducting 140 low floor, air-conditioned electric buses, to strengthen the public transport fleet and check air pollution in the city. As a statement from the Department of Transport itself discloses, «the request for qualification and proposal has been issued for the operation of the 140 electric buses within the Delhi government cluster scheme”.

According to estimates, Delhi requires at least 11,000 buses to fulfill public transport needs of the people. Delhi government has been making efforts to add more buses. Over 3,000 CNG buses have been inducted so far under the cluster scheme and now, the focus is on bringing in more electric buses that will help reduce vehicular pollution.

The new buses will also be equipped with latest features like GPS, panic buttons, CCTV cameras and are expected to roll out on the city roads by mid-2022, if the bids are successfully carried out, officials of the department said.

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