Delhi LG and Chief Minister to Inaugurate 400 Electric Buses on September 5th
Raj Niwas officials have announced that Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are scheduled to launch 400 electric buses on September 5, just ahead of the G20 summit. The summit is set to take place in Delhi from September 9 to 10. Presently, Delhi already boasts 400 operational electric buses as part of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) II Scheme, which is supported by the central government.
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot will also attend the flagging off ceremony, they said.
Delhi will host the G20 summit from September 9 to 10.
As on date, 400 electric buses are already in operation under the Centre-supported Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) II Scheme.
The city government has awarded a contract for the induction of 1,500 electric buses in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) fleet. Of these, 921 are covered under the FAME II Scheme under the National Automotive Board (NAB) of the Ministry of Heavy Industries.
The Centre supports electric vehicle (EV) deployment through the FAME II Scheme, with an aim to reduce primary fossil oil consumption and pollution in cities as well as create battery and EV manufacturing capacity at a global scale.
The induction of EVs will enable Delhi to switch to e-mobility with a target of making 80 per cent of the DTC's fleet electric, the officials said.