The government has started the process to procure 1,000 low-floor AC electric buses, which will be launched in different phases starting from the next financial year.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday presented a ₹60,000 crore budget for 2019-20 in the assembly laying emphasis on education, health and transport sectors.
He proposed an outlay of ₹1,807 crore for implementation of various schemes, programs and projects of the transport department in 2019-20.
The AAP government announced allocation of ₹100 crore for constituting the state electric vehicle fund in 2019-20.
Sisodia also informed the assembly that his government has formulated a draft electric vehicle policy to promote the use of battery electric vehicles (BEV) in Delhi, Financial Express reported.
Under this policy, he said, the Delhi government is aiming to make 25 per cent share of BEVs among newly registered vehicles by 2024.
In addition, the Delhi government has earmarked ₹50 crore from the fund of environment compensation charge for the state electric vehicle fund, Sisodia announced.
1000 e-buses for Delhi
In order to strengthen the public transport system, the deputy Chief Minister said the government will induct 4,000 new buses, including 1000 e-buses, under the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and the cluster scheme run by the Delhi Integrated Multi Modal System.
The process to procure 1,000 low-floor AC electric buses has started and these buses will be launched in different phases starting from the next financial year, according to Sisodia.