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Delhi cabinet approves hiring consultant to run 1,000 e buses

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government today approved hiring a to run 1,000 electric buses, a termed a big step towards modernising transport and reducing pollution.

The decision to hire the was taken at a Cabinet meeting of the government.

"Cabinet approves hiring of to run 1000 electric buses in A big step in modernizing Delhi's transport sector and reducing pollution," Kejriwal tweeted.

The procurement of e buses was discussed in the cabinet meeting yesterday as well but it was deferred to Transport department over some "technical" queries.

Earlier this month, had questioned the over its proposal to procure low-floor e buses and about the time required to set up charging stations for the fleet.

The court had also directed the government to explore the possibility of using hydrogen powered buses that are considered more cost-effective than e buses.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 13:40 IST