World's biggest bus depot opens in New Delhi New Delhi: Chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday inaugurated a bus depot spread over 60 acres near Indraprastha Park in east Delhi, claimed to be the biggest such facility in the world. The bus depot, built at a cost of `61 crores, has parking space for around 1,000 low-floor buses besides facilities including five workshop-cum scanning centres, a logistic centre and two CNG filling stations. The depot has been built to park the buses to be used during the Commonwealth Games. It has a baggage checking centre where sophisticated equipment will scan the luggage. "It is a wonderful peace of infrastructure which will help properly maintain our low floor bus fleet," said Ms Dikshit. Transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said commissioning of the "biggest-ever public transport bus depot" will help in providing better transportation. "It is the biggest ever bus depot in the world. Earlier, Israel had the distinction of having the biggest bus depot," he said. The depot has a control room which will monitor movement of buses, fitted with GPS system, during the Commonwealth Games and ensure proper movement of the fleet. Mr Lovely said that designer uniforms are being provided to all DTC conductors and drivers. The city also became the first city in the country to introduce environment-friendly low-floor CNG-electric hybrid buses having almost zero pollution level. Currently four such buses, each costing `1.5 crores, will be introduced in the DTC bus fleet. A hybrid electric bus combines a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system.