Companies like Ola, Uber, Swiggy or Zomato largely use conventional fuel-powered vehicles for their service. In such a situation, the government is working on a new plan to control pollution in Delhi.
Published: December 26, 2021 05:26:10 pm
The state government is constantly doing new experiments to deal with the increasing pollution crisis in the country’s capital Delhi. After implementing the odd-even formula, now the Kejriwal government is going to be tough on cabs and food delivery service providers. According to media reports, the Delhi government is planning to issue instructions to e-commerce companies and cab service providers to use electric vehicles very soon.
According to media reports, officials said that the Delhi government may issue instructions to e-commerce companies, food delivery services and cab aggregators to use fully electric vehicles. Apart from this, petrol pumps can also be asked not to give fuel to vehicles without pollution-under-check (PUC) certificate. That is, now you will get fuel in Delhi only when you show a valid PUC certificate.
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An official in his statement to PTI said, “The government is going to take two major steps to check vehicular pollution – we are going to switch all aggregators including Zomato, Swiggy, Ola, Uber etc. to fully electric vehicles. Will ask for About 30 percent of the total vehicles registered in Delhi are used by these companies.
The said official said, “We are also considering instructing dealers and petrol pumps not to supply fuel to vehicles without PUC certificate. In this regard, new instructions under the Environment (Protection) Act are expected to be issued this week.”
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When asked whether any time frame would be given to aggregators to switch to electric vehicles, a senior transport department official said, “It will be done in a phased manner. We will publish the draft guidelines soon.” The Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy was introduced in August 2020, which aims to increase the share of electric vehicles in total vehicle sales to 25 percent by 2024.
Source: Patrika : India's Leading Hindi News Portal by www.patrika.com.
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