After a conversation in an assembly of the Transport division last Thursday, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and a commission of senior functionaries are all set to pay a visit China later this month to comprehend the functioning of electric buses in the nation.
"There is plan for it. Let us see if it comes about in the coming days," the official added.
The visit to China will turn as the major step in the direction of the Delhi administration’s proposal to roll out 1000 e-buses on the roads of the national capital. In essence, the e-buses will aid challenge the growing demand for added mass transit arrangements in the NCR area whilst also looking after the growing level of air pollution in the zone.
China, at this time, tops the usage of e-buses for its carriage necessity, making up around 99 percent of the international fleet of e-buses.
“The delegation comprises the minister, transport commissioner Varsha Joshi and other senior officials. The tour has been approved by the government and the delegation is expected to leave by October 13 and come back by October 21,” a government source said.
According to an official present in the conference of the Transportation section, the delegation will be paying a visit to China and Hong Kong to explore the working of the complete e-bus arrangement there in the second half of October.
For the experimental run of the e-buses, the Transport section also talks with two local and one Chinese constructor.
At the present time, there are only a little over 30 electric buses in the Indian zone. With five of these running in the city of Mumbai and 25 in the state of Himachal Pradesh and a few in the southern part of the nation, National capital will be leading the charge respecting e-buses by July of 2019.