One of 150 new electric buses, introduced into the DTC fleet on Tuesday, malfunctioned as the vehicle overheated beyond the specified limit, hours after it was pulled over from the Indraprastha warehouse here. However, Delhi Transport said the bus was stopped due to a built-in security feature and was put back on the road within two hours after a team attended it.
The Chief Minister of Delhi was Arvind Kejriwal It has been flagged 150 electric buses on Tuesday. Delhi Transport Corporation Karamchari said bus DL 516G D2610, which was from Rohini Depot Sector 37, broke down around 4pm on the day of the launch. DTC took to Twitter and said, “Electric bus #2610 has an indication of overheating beyond the specified/designated limit and therefore the vehicle has stopped automatically, due to its built-in safety feature. Response team arrived immediately, attended the bus and put it on the road within two hours. “. During the ceasefire ceremony, Kejriwal announced that the capital would boast another 2,000 such buses by next year.
The chief minister said the Delhi government was planning to spend Rs. 1,862 crore on purchase of electric buses over the next ten years.
Three new electric vehicle charging depots in Mondela Kalan, Rohini Sector 37 and Rajghat, were built at a cost of around Rs. 150 crores, also opened on Tuesday.
Kejriwal boarded a bus with Transport Minister Kailash Jahlot, General Secretary Naresh Kumar and other senior officials.
The introduction of 150 electric buses equipped with the latest features, including CCTV cameras, a panic button and GPS, into the DTC fleet on Tuesday came nearly 11 years after the public transportation company bought buses in such a large number.