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Amid pollution in Delhi, cabinet approves low floor electric buses

With Delhi getting infamy for its massive pollution levels, the state Cabinet has gone ahead and approved a thousand low floor electric buses.

This is seen as an urgent quick fix solution for the worsening pollution levels of the country.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that capital would become the first city in the country to have this number of electric buses.

“Congratulations Delhi. Cabinet approves 1,000 electric buses. Several obstacles were created. All obstacles cleared. Delhi will become the first India city to have such a large no of electric buses,” Mr Kejriwal said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

The state government is hoping the step will go a long way in making sure that Delhi air gets a lot cleaner.

Last year, the Delhi government had given in-principle approval to run 1,000 electric buses in the national capital at an estimated cost of Rs. 2,500 crore.

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