The Biden administration is making the grants available as part of a wider effort to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and reduce air pollution near schools and communities.
APSRTC conducts trial run of electric bus on Tirumala ghat road
Hyderabad-based electric bus manufacturing company Olectra has received an order (Letter of Award) for 100 e-buses from the Assam State Transport Corporations (ASTC).
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said the induction of the new buses was a “befitting reply” to those who were spreading rumours that DTC will shut down.
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said it was a historic moment and the flagging off of electric buses was a befitting reply to those who were saying that DTC would shut down.
Over 89,000 commuters have travelled in Delhi’s electric buses since they were flagged off by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, an official statement said on Friday.
With the addition of these buses, the total number of buses in Delhi has gone up to 7,205 and these buses include 3,912 DTC buses and 3,293 buses are of cluster.
Accordingly, Olectra will supply 2,100 electric buses on the gross cost contract/ Opex model for a period of 12 years.
The government is likely to flag off nearly 100 electric buses by next week, officials said on Wednesday.
Besides, Modi also inaugurated a state-of-the-art electric bus depot and charging station in the Baner locality of Pune during an event, the Hyderabad-based manufacturer of e-buses said in a statement
The bidding procedure, however, will commence only after getting the approval of the Madras High Court, which had stayed procurement of buses that are not disabled-friendly.