The Arvind Kejriwal government has planned to procure more than 2,000 feeder buses to operate on routes that cannot be accessed by 12-metre buses.
BJP’s National Vice-president Baijayant Jay Panda alleged that the accused was the favorite official of Kejriwal’s government, so much so that he had been handpicked to be OSD.
The minister said in a note that it is 'unfortunate' that the transport department is continuing its drive to seize old vehicles, even if found parked on the road, and sending those for scrapping.
The Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, introduced in August 2020, aims at increasing the EV share in total vehicle sales to 25 per cent by 2024.
The demand comes in the wake of a report submitted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to the Vigilance department, insinuating suspected irregularities in installation of panic buttons in buses.
The AAP leader had approached the high court alleging Gupta had posted the ‘defamatory’ tweet claiming irregularities in the procurement of 1,000 low floor buses by DTC.
Expressing concern over the situation, Gahlot referred to a media report stating that one in three e-buses has been experiencing daily breakdowns.
The BJP’s accusations came in the wake of recent arrests made by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in connection with the said scam.
The BJP also accused the transport department of involving in a financial scam worth hundreds of crores.
Transport minister Kailash Gahlot says move will give relief to thousands of taxi drivers
The government has plans to procure over 2,000 feeder buses that will operate on routes not accessible by 12-metre buses.