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Rise in Ridership of Buses & Metro

Between 2016 and 2019, the number of public bus commuters in Delhi increased from 4 million to 4.62 million per day.

(Source: Delhi Dialogue and Development Performance Report 2015-2019)

Fleet utilisation

  • Average fleet utilisation of cluster buses increased to 95.8% against the target of 97% in 2020-2021.
  • Average fleet utilisation of DTC buses decreased to 73.71% against the target of 90% in 2020-2021. (Source: Status Report of Outcome Budget 2020-2021)

On-time Performance

  • On-time performance of cluster buses increased to 69.46% against the target of 50% in 2020-2021. (Source: Status Report of Outcome Budget 2020-2021)
  • On-time performance of DTC buses decreased to 68.09% against the target of 73% in 2020-2021. (Source: Status Report of Outcome Budget 2020-2021)

Expansion of Bus Fleet

Details of new buses added to the fleet by the AAP govt since 2015: 

(Note: The list may not be complete.)

DateNumber of busesCNG / ElectricDTC / Cluster
20th Aug 201925CNGCluster
25th Oct 2019104CNGDTC
7th Nov 2019100CNGCluster
29th Nov 2019100CNGCluster
10th Dec 2019100CNGDTC
26th Dec 2019100CNGDTC
6th March 2020100CNGCluster
16th Aug 202132CNGCluster
17th Jan 20221ElectricDTC
TOTAL so far 662 (minimum)

New Bus Depots

By Dec 2020, the construction of the 2 bus depots at Gumanhera and Mundela Kalan had been completed. (Source: Status Report of Outcome Budget 2020-2021)

“Pollution Under Control” Certificates

47.78 lakh “Pollution Under Control” Certificates were issued in 2020-2021 by Dec 2020 against the target of 75 lakh for the year. (Source: Status Report of Outcome Budget 2020-2021)

CCTVs in buses

By Dec 2020, CCTVs had been installed in 5200 DTC and cluster buses. (Source: Status Report of Outcome Budget 2020-2021)

Electric Vehicle Policy

Electric Vehicles – Incentives

76% of the claims for EV incentives had been disbursed by Dec 2020.(Source: Status Report of Outcome Budget 2020-2021)

Number of EVs registered

By end-Aug 2021, as many as 17,605 new EVs had been registered since the date of notification of the policy in Aug 2020. In the months of July and Aug 2021, the registration of Electric vehicles was actually more than that of CNG vehicles. 

As of 10th Sep 2021, Delhi has already recorded more e-vehicle registrations in 2021 than the whole of 2020.

(Source: Times of India dated 10th Sep 2021 – Link)

In Dec 2021 alone, 3785 EVs were registered.

EV penetration

Prior to this policy, the total number of EVs in the newly purchased vehicles in Delhi was 0.2%. Within 7 months of the introduction of the EV policy in August 2020, the share of EV purchased had increased from 0.2% to 2.21%

As of 5th Nov 2021, the e-vehicle share (out of total new vehicles registered) in Delhi was 7%. The EV share jumped from 1% to 7% in just 1 quarter. 

Delhi is the only mid to large Indian state to reach 7% EV penetration while most states are still under 2%. The AAP government hopes to end Year 2 (i.e. mid-2022) at 10-15% adoption of EVs. 

(Source: Tweet by DelhiGovDigital )

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