India, July 24 -- The Delhi transport department has approved the process to float of tenders for 400 electric buses that are likely to be inducted into the city's cluster bus network by the end of this year, according to a senior government official.

"The tender will be floated next week. Delhi so far has 300 e-buses in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) fleet," the senior official, who asked not to be named, said on Friday.

The Delhi government plans to have 1,000 operational e-buses in the city by mid-2022, which is part of a larger plan of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to add 4,000 buses to the city's fleet by the end next year. Delhi currently has around 7,000 buses, including the DTC and cluster bus networks, in its public...