Under the campaign to promote electric trains in the national capital, the Delhi government has so far given a subsidy of about Rs 13.5 crore. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said this on Tuesday. The minister was addressing a webinar organized by the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), an advisory body of the Aam Aadmi Party government.
Kailash Gehlot said that I will appeal to the people of Delhi to pledge to go on electric vehicles or to set up a charging point in their premises. I have taken this pledge today and hope that everybody will do the same. He said that I am happy and proud to say that more than 7,000 new EVs have been registered in Delhi and subsidy of about 13.5 crores has been given on more than 210 approved models.
The Delhi government has launched a massive campaign to encourage the public and other stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the city. The campaign started a few weeks ago when the Delhi government announced the setting up of charging stations for electric vehicles. According to the government, at present, 70 charging stations are operational and tenders have been called for another 100 charging stations.
In an effort to establish a sufficient number of EV charging stations in the national capital, the government is getting ready to establish a station after every one kilometer in the next two years. These stations will be set up in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation campus, DTC bus depots and markets.
On 4 February, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Delhi Government's e-vehicle policy, urging residents welfare associations, markets, traders, industrial associations and individuals to purchase electric vehicles from employees and set up charging centers in their premises. Was also advised to do.