Moving ahead with implementing its e-vehicle policy, the Delhi government announced Rs 100 crore for a state electric vehicle fund in its 2019-20 budget, presented in the assembly on Tuesday.
Presenting the budget, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia proposed an outlay of Rs 1,807 crore for implementation of various schemes, programmes and projects of the transport department in 2019-20.
“This allocation is almost double the revised estimate of 2018-19,” Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said.He said vehicles contribute to approximately 40 per cent emission of PM 2.5 in Delhi.
Working to resolve the problem, the government has formulated a draft electric vehicle policy to promote the use of battery electric vehicles (BEV) in Delhi, Sisodia said. Read More