Delhi exempts road tax & CM announced anti-pollution campaign “Yuddh Pradushan Ke Virudh”
The Delhi government’s transport department has issued a notification announcing that it is exempting the road tax on electric vehicles from October 10. This initiative is taken under its new electric vehicle policy said Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.
Delhi exempts road tax
According to the Delhi government statement, people have been asked to give their suggestions on exemption of the registration fees of electric vehicles. The lieutenant governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi exempted tax levied on battery-operated vehicles with immediate effect. This decision is another crucial step towards pollution-free Delhi said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
He tweeted “Another crucial step towards ensuring a pollution-free Delhi. This incentive-based policy will encourage large scale adoption of electric vehicles, and bring us closer to fulfilling our dream of making Delhi the EV capital of India. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced an anti-pollution campaign “Yuddh Pradushan Ke Virudh” to reduce air pollution levels in Delhi for the upcoming winter season.”
Another crucial step towards ensuring a pollution-free Delhi. This incentive-based policy will encourage large scale adoption of electric vehicles, and bring us closer to fulfilling our dream of making Delhi the EV capital of India. https://t.co/LKbHqsOtUx
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 11, 2020
He is taking various steps to reduce the pollution levels in Delhi such as Green Delhi app, creation of a war room to monitor steps on a real-time basis, processing liquid solution for farm fields to prevent stubble burning, implementing hotspot-specific action plans would be a part of the campaign.
A campaign against air pollution
This campaign will continue throughout the winters when pollution reaches peaks and forces Delhi to go for a public health emergency every year. The government will take several initiatives such as a 24×7 war room, pollution hotspots and the repair of potholes.
The policy aims to increase the number of electric vehicles on city roads in the coming years by providing charging infrastructure and incentives to EV buyers. The policy aims to register 5 lakh electric vehicles in the city by 2024.
The gazette says, “the said draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of three days from the date on which the copies of this notification as published in the Gazette of Delhi are made available to the public. Objections or suggestions should be addressed to Secretary-cum-Commissioner (Transport), Government of National Capital of Delhi, Transport Department.”
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