Hours after launch, e-bus breaks down on the way in Delhi

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Just few hours after the launch of 150 electric buses in Delhi, one of the buses broke down mid way near Rohini Depot because of high vehicle temperature beyond the specified limit, DTC said on Wednesday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off 150 new electric buses from Indraprastha Depot on Tuesday. However, one of them broke down after the temperature of the vehicle rose beyond the specified limit.

The DTC, however, said the bus stopped because of an in-built security feature and was put back on the road within two hours after a team attended to it.

“Electric Bus no 2610 had an indication of increased temperature beyond specified/designed limit and therefore vehicle stopped automatically, due to its inbuilt safety feature. The response team reached immediately, attended the bus and put it on road within two hours”, said DTC in a tweet.

The DTC Karamchari Union said bus number DL 516G D2610, which was from Rohini Depot Sector 37, broke down around 4 p.m. on the day of launch.

CM Kejriwal along with Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot also had a short ride on the electric bus from Indraprastha Depot to Rajghat Depot after flagging off the fleet. Kejriwal also announced three-day free ride for commuters in these buses starting from Tuesday.

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