New Delhi, Feb 4: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign and said his government will ensure that within the next six months, only electric vehicles are hired by different departments.
Under the campaign, awareness will be created about the benefits of electric vehicles and how it can contribute to making Delhi clean and pollution free, he said.
The Chief Minister appealed the people to join the campaign to promote adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and contribute towards the fight against pollution in Delhi.
Kejriwal asked delivery chains and big companies, resident welfare associations, market associations, malls and cinema halls to promote electric vehicles and set up charging stations in their premises.
“I also want to appeal to the youth to buy an electric vehicle as their first vehicle,” he said, appealing to people to make the campaign a mass movement.
The Delhi government’s electric vehicle policy is considered one of the best in the world and it’s high time now to implement it with commitment, he said.
“In ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign, awareness will be created about benefits of electric vehicles and how it can contribute to making Delhi clean and pollution free.
“I appeal to the people to take part in the campaign to promote replacement of polluting petrol and diesel vehicles with electric vehicles and make contribution towards a pollution-free Delhi,” he said.
Under its electric vehicle policy, the Delhi government has planned extensive subsidies on purchase of electric two-wheelers and four-wheelers, besides waiving road tax and registration charges, he said. – PTI