NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has flagged off 150 electric buses and took a ride in one of them on Tuesday.
"These are your buses," Kejriwal says. While talking with reporters, he asked people to "take care of them" and "don't make them dirty." Over the next ten years, the Delhi government has set aside Rs 1,862 crore for the purchase of electric buses. The central government has contributed Rs 150 crore.
The chief minister said, the goal is to get 2,000 electric buses in a year. "We are grateful to the Centre," he replied when sought on the Centre government's fund. The credit goes to them. The work should take place in Delhi." The chief minister hailed down buses from the Indraprastha Depot and climbed on one to get to the Rajghat Bus Depot. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar joined him.
Kejriwal also welcomed new Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena and expressed, ''We will work together to take the national capital to new heights.''