Trial run for third Electric Bus launched in Delhi
Trial run for third electric bus in Delhi was launched today by Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot. This was a part to press environment friendly transport services including 100 % fully electric buses in Delhi.
Besides this, the Delhi Government has decided to induct 1000 more Electric Buses on City roads.
The trial run of this fully electric bus is proposed to be run on route number 534, Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminus to Mehrauli.
After flagging-off the fully electric bus, Gahlot stated, “Flagged off the third Electric Bus. This time it is Olectra BYD company. It will run on Route number 534 Anand Vihar ISBT to Mehrauli. Company claims that after overnight charging the bus can run for 250 kms.”
He further said, “The trial run would help the Government in understanding the issues involved in running of electric buses, including requirement of charging infrastructure. Lessons learnt during trial run would help in formulating the bid document for 1,000 Electric Buses.”
In his message, the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated, “We are concerned about the health of our people. We are doing everything possible within our control to reduce pollution in Delhi. I have seen many conscious Delhiites doing their bit too. All of us together can make it happen.”
FEATURES OF ELECTRIC BUS:-
· The Electric Buses are Zero emission vehicles with up to 30% reduction in bus interior noise level.
· In order to assess the performance of electric buses in Delhi operating conditions, Delhi Government has launched trial run of electric buses of different vehicle manufacturers in Delhi.
· Two Electric Buses (PMI-Foton & JBM-Solaris) are already on trial run since November 2018.