The Delhi authorities on Friday authorised the induction of 1,500 low-floor electrical buses in its public transportation fleet, an official assertion mentioned. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) additionally determined to allocate 10 websites to numerous companies for organising Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations and battery swapping stations below Delhi EV Policy 2020, it mentioned.
The metropolis authorities additionally gave its approval to run 75 inter-state buses alongside 11 routes throughout 5 states and a Union Territory.
The DTC board additionally determined to reinforce the stipend paid to ladies throughout coaching for engagement to the put up of drivers on contract foundation from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 per 30 days with HMV driving licence.
The board had already dropped the situation of holding an HMV driving licence for no less than three years for girls searching for employment as bus drivers in its fleet, the assertion mentioned.
The 10 websites which have been allotted to numerous service suppliers for establishing EV charging and battery swapping stations are Ambedkar Nagar Depot, Jal Vihar Terminal, Dilshad Garden Terminal, Karawal Nagar Terminal, Shadipur Depot, Mayapuri Depot, Bindpur Terminal, East Vinod Nagar, Punjabi Bagh, and Rohini Depot-I. Delhi Transco Limited (DTL) has recognized 4 service suppliers by way of a aggressive bidding course of who will quickly signal an settlement with DTC for organising the EV charging/battery swapping stations in these areas. The DTC Board additionally resolved to offer in-principle approval for procurement of 75 (38 non-AC and 37 AC) CNG normal flooring buses for inter-state operations, it mentioned.
These buses will ply on 11 routes throughout 5 states (Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab) and Chandigarh — between Delhi-Rishikesh, Delhi-Haridwar, Delhi-Dehradun, Delhi-Haldwani, Delhi-Agra, Delhi-Bareilly, Delhi-Lucknow, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Panipat, and Delhi-Patiala, the assertion mentioned.