All departments of the Delhi authorities will now use solely electrical autos, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia introduced on Thursday.
The transition to EVs will likely be executed throughout the subsequent six months, he mentioned.
The authorities, which has over 2,000 automobiles in its fleet, hopes its resolution will encourage different cities within the nation and the world to deal with the problems of air pollution and local weather change with the urgency they deserve, he mentioned.
The announcement got here a day after the Aam Aadmi Party-led authorities launched a marketing campaign, ‘ This will go a long way in curbing pollution in Delhi. Delhi is fast becoming a modern city. Every Indian is proud of Delhi https://t.co/8M0UZeLuCf — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 25, 2021 ” goal=”_blank”>Switch Delhi
This will go a long way in curbing pollution in Delhi.
Delhi is fast becoming a modern city. Every Indian is proud of Delhi https://t.co/8M0UZeLuCf
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 25, 2021
” goal=”_blank”>Switch Delhi‘, to encourage non-public automobile house owners to take a pledge to shift to electrical autos and set up a charging level inside their premises within the subsequent three years.
“It’s history! Driven by the vision of CM @ArvindKejriwal to make Delhi the ‘Electric Vehicle capital’, Delhi govt today became the 1st in the world, not just India, to mandate its entire hired car fleet to switch to electric WITHIN a deadline- 6 mths. @SwitchDelhi begins at home,” Sisodia tweeted.
“Over 2,000 cars will be impacted by this decision and will transition to EVs in next 6 months. We hope this decision inspires cities and govts around India and the world to tackle the pollution and climate change problem with the seriousness and urgency it deserves,” he mentioned.
The Delhi authorities had in August final year launched an Electric Vehicle Policy to deal with the issue of air air pollution. Under the coverage, it promised to waive registration payment, street tax, and supply an incentive of up to ₹1.5 lakh for brand new automobiles within the nationwide capital.
Under Delhi’s EV coverage, 12 four-wheeler fashions can be found and eligible for buy and scrapping incentives.
Sisodia hoped that utilizing Delhi for example, cities of the world would make sure that utilizing electrical autos is a crucial agenda within the battle to curb air pollution.
“It is necessary to focus on the challenges related to a sustainable environment. Delhi Government has prioritised the issue of curbing environmental distress along with its other major agenda items,” he support.
Sisodia pinned religion on the concept that the choice of switching to electrical autos by all departments of Delhi Government will likely be a key step in encouraging extra sustainable practices within the nationwide capital and thereby curbing environmental distresses resembling air pollution.
The Transport Department of Delhi would be the nodal division to monitor the progress of the transition from present diesel or petrol automobile fleet to EVs. It will even be vital for all departments to produce month-to-month motion experiences on the transition to EVs by the fifth of each month to the nodal division.
“The people of Delhi have time and again made efforts towards making our environment, our city green and clean. Switching to electric vehicles will be another effort that all of us together, as citizens of Delhi, will take to ensure that we continue this fight towards sustainability,” he mentioned.
‘Switch Delhi’ is an eight-week mass consciousness marketing campaign by the Delhi authorities to sensitize every Delhiite about the advantages of switching to EVs in addition to to make them conscious of the incentives and infrastructure being developed underneath Delhi’s EV coverage.
The marketing campaign goals at informing, encouraging, and motivating every particular person in Delhi to switch from polluting autos to zero-emission electrical autos. While the primary two weeks of the marketing campaign have centered on selling two and three wheeler house owners to switch to EVs, the third week targets four-wheeler automobile house owners to undertake EVs.
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