The Delhi government is expected to launch around 100 electric buses next week, according to officials.

Officials announced on Wednesday that around 100 electric buses will soon be rolling along city streets, with the Delhi government set to wave them off next week. According to them, the government has received a batch of more than 100 electric buses.

Officials indicated that about a hundred of these are fully connected and would be waved off next week, while the others are still being integrated. There are now two e-bus depots in operation: Mundela Kalan and Rohini Sector 37.

Mundela Kalan is Delhi's first completely electrified bus depot, located on 4.57 acres of land and equipped with 32 Direct current (DC) fast Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers as well as three guard rooms, four servicing pits, and two dry pits, according to authorities.

Similarly, the Rohini Sector 37 depot, the second completely electrified bus depot sprawled across seven acres of land, has 48 DC fast EV chargers proposed, with 25 now operational, according to authorities. Four service pits and two dry pits are among the other amenities.

Delhi Transport Corporation's first electric bus was flagged off by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in January.

The chief minister had said 300 more such buses will soon join the public transport in the city.

Terming the flag off as the beginning of an era of the environment-friendly public transport system in the capital, the chief minister had said 2000 electric buses will be procured by the government in the coming years.

The first e-bus in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) fleet had come with zero tailpipe emissions. The electric buses have kneeling ramps for differently-abled passengers and special pink seats for women passengers. The bus is also equipped with Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, two-way Central Command and Control (CCC) center at Kashmere Gate, 10 panic buttons in each bus and a hooter.

The Delhi government last week had approved the induction of 1,500 low-floor electric buses in its public transportation fleet.

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