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Good news for Delhiites! Kejriwal govt announces free travel in electric buses for three days

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Good news for Delhiites, Arvind Kejriwal-led govt announces free travel for 3 days in the 150 electric buses which are to be flagged off by CM Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital tomorrow, May 24.

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will flag off the electric buses in the national capital on Tuesday.

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In January, Delhi Transport Minister Gahlot 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 huge scale.

The Kejriwal government has announced that passengers will be able to travel for free for three days in these buses. To keep these buses, two e-bus depots- Mundela Kalan and Rohini have been built in Sector 37. Let us tell you that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had given green signal to the first electric bus of Delhi Transport Corporation in January. On this occasion, CM Kejriwal said that this is the beginning of a new era. This will also control the pollution.

Gahlot tweeted, “Under Hon’ble CM Arvind Kejriwal’s vision, we’re committed to achieve 100% electrification of buses. DTC will soon be deploying 1500 e-buses as part of TheGrandChallenge. Convergence CESL has announced RFP. Delhi will be the 1st state to adopt e-buses at such scale.”

CM Kejriwal-led government had also launched a dedicated one-stop website for the promotion and adoption of electric vehicles in the city to encourage commuters to switch to EVs.

The website will impart information on charging stations like its location, type of charger needed and charging points.

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