All Delhi Govt vehicles to switch to electric

All petrol, diesel and CNG vehicles of the Delhi Government will be replaced with electric ones within six months, the Arvind Kejriwal Government said in an order on February 25.

Any department and autonomous body of the Delhi government can hire an electric vehicle (EV) for the first time with the permission of the Finance Department. Thereafter, permission is not needed to extend existing contracts, the Government said in the order.

The Transport Department will oversee the switchover to EVs. All departments will give a report every month to the Transport Department on how the transition to EVs is going, identify gaps and give suggestions to meet the target within six months.