All Delhi Government Vehicles To Switch To Electric Within 6 Months

All Delhi Government Vehicles To Switch To Electric Within 6 Months

Air quality in Delhi is a big cause of concern, especially during the winter months

All petrol, diesel and CNG vehicles of the Delhi government will be replaced with electric ones within six months, the Arvind Kejriwal government said in an order today.

Any department and autonomous body of the Delhi government can hire an electric vehicle (EV) for the first time with the permission of the finance department. Thereafter, permission is not needed to extend existing contracts, the government said in the order.

The transport department will oversee the switch to EVs. All departments will give a report every month to the transport department on how the transition to EVs is going, identify gaps and give suggestions to meet the target within six months.

The Delhi government in August last year announced an electric vehicle policy that will try to make the city the "EV capital of India". The policy will work to significantly improve Delhi's air quality and ensure at least 25 per cent of all new vehicles are battery-operated by 2024, the government had said.

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