The first 1,000 buyers of passenger electric bicycles will receive an additional subsidy ₹2000 under the Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy.
The Delhi government has already announced subsidies for electric cycles in the city and will soon issue operational recommendations for the payment of subsidies for the coming week. Last month, city officials announced a subsidy ₹5,500 each for the first 10,000 electronic bikes sold in the city. The operational recommendations will include details, including the brands covered by the subsidy scheme, and ways to use the incentives, a senior government official told PTI.
The first 1,000 buyers of passenger electronic bicycles will also receive an additional subsidy ₹2,000 under Delhi’s electric vehicle (EV) policy, Transport Minister Kailash Galot said. The government also approved the subsidy ₹15,000 each for the first 5,000 buyers of heavy cargo electronic bicycles and electronic wheelchairs for commercial use (Read full report).
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The government of the national capital plans to promote electronic bicycles to help reduce pollution in the city. Incentives will be paid to Delhi residents who have an Aadhar card. The government is trying to introduce the e-bike segment to the mainstream in order to boost delivery services and connect to the last mile in the city.
Along with the promotion of electric vehicles, the government is also focusing on building charging infrastructure throughout the city. As part of a single window, three discos in the city – BRPL, BYPL and TPDDL – have so far installed 168 EV chargers in 112 locations in residential apartments, shopping malls, markets and hospitals.
On the other hand, the city government also approved the introduction of 1,500 low-floor electric buses in the public transport fleet. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has decided to allocate 10 sites to various agencies to install electric vehicle charging stations (EVs) and battery replacement stations in accordance with the Delhi EV 2020 policy to help operate these buses.
(with inputs from PTI)
Date of first publication: May 22, 2022, 4:16 PM IST