New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister flagged off 150 electric buses from the Indraprastha Depot, announcing that for the next three days rides would be free in these buses.
Kailash Gahlot, Transport Minister along with Kejriwal took a short ride on the bus after flagging it off. They rode from Indraprastha Depot to Rajghat.
"Today is a happy day, I am happy and hope the people of Delhi are also happy. Today 150 electric buses have hit the roads of Delhi. I also took a short ride in the bus. These are beautiful and luxurious buses," Kejriwal said.
"We have made the ride free for the next three days. Take a ride around the city and enjoy. The electric buses will also reduce pollution."
He also announced that 150 more buses will join the fleet after one month.
"The capital city needs total 11,000. Today we have achieved the 7,200 mark, which is the largest number of buses in the history of Delhi. We will also buy 600-700 CNG buses as production of electric buses is very less now. The target is to have 2,000 electric buses on the roads of Delhi in a year" the Chief Minister added.
On the appointment of Vinai Kumar Saxena as the new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Kejriwal said they will work together for the development of Delhi.
With inputs from IANS