Electric auto and Electric bus on Delhi Roads: An Initiative Towards Pollution-free India
The reception to the Delhi Government’s e-buses has been overwhelming. In just three days, almost one lakh commuters have made the transition to zero-emission e-buses.
On May 24, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched 150 e-buses. To promote clean mobility, the Kejriwal government promised free e-bus transportation for everybody from May 24 to 26. MLAs, as well as Delhi’s top brass, have been riding in the e-buses for the past three days to see and appraise the facilities.
Around one lakh individuals actually travelled in electric buses for free of cost on three days on May 24, 25, and 26, as per Delhi government data. Women account for 40% of the total. On the first day, on May 24, roughly 12 thousand individuals travelled. Around 28 thousand persons travelled on May 25. In addition, on May 26, around 52 thousand passengers were given free transportation.
The fact that electric buses are pollution-free is their most appealing feature. The operation of these buses produces no emissions. These buses are also noiseless, in addition to being zero emission. They are also outfitted with GPS devices, ramps for the disabled, panic buttons, CCTV cameras, and other security-related features. 51 buses operate from the Mundelakan depot, while 99 buses operate from the Rohini Sector-37 depot.
CM Arvind Kejriwal also launched a selfie contest to raise awareness about e-buses by taking photographs in the new electric bus fleet. This competition will be open till June 30th. On social media, a selfie contest called #IrideEbus is being held, in which riders will post a selfie while riding an electric bus. The three contestants with the highest likes and shares will be honored by the Delhi government and get an iPad as a prize.