150 electric buses of DTC were flagged off in Delhi on Tuesday and a few hours after its launch, a bus broke down midway near Rohini depot as the vehicle temperature was above the prescribed limit. However, the Delhi Transport Corporation says that the bus stopped due to an in-built security feature. When a team corrected her, within two hours she was ready to walk on the streets again.
Let us tell you that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal handed over 150 electric buses on the roads of Delhi on Tuesday. The Delhi Transport Corporation Employees Union said that the bus number DL 516G D2610 which belonged to Rohini Depot Sector 37. On the first day of the start, at around 4 pm, it stopped due to a fault. The DTC said on Twitter that ‘Electric Bus No. 2610 had shown an indication of temperature exceeding the specified or designed limit and hence the bus stopped automatically due to its inbuilt security feature. When the bus broke down, the response team reached immediately and took over the bus and handed it on the roads within two hours. CM Kejriwal had announced during the flag hoisting ceremony that 2,000 more such buses would be included in the capital by next year.
The CM had said that the Delhi government is planning to spend Rs 1,862 crore on the purchase of electric buses in the next 10 years. Three new EV charging depots have been set up at Mundela Kalan, Rohini Sector 37 and Rajghat at a cost of about Rs 150 crore, which were also inaugurated on Tuesday.
Kejriwal had taken an electric bus along with Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar and other senior officials. These 150 electric buses, which were inducted into the DTC fleet on Tuesday, have been given state-of-the-art features including CCTV cameras, panic buttons and GPS. Let us tell you that after 11 years, the public transporter has bought such a large quantity of buses.