Delhi Government Exempted Battery-Operated Vehicles From Road Tax

 The Delhi Government Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has announced that the Delhi Government has decided to exempt road tax on the battery-operated vehicles under its new Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy. For the purpose, a notification was issued on October 10, 2020. This decision has been taken by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi , Shri Anil Baijal, with an immediate effect.


Highlights

  • Along with the exemption, right incentives and supporting infrastructure will also be provided.
  • This is being done to ensure that Delhi leads the country in the context of rapid transition from regular vehicle to Electric Vehicles.

Benefits

The decision is a step forward to ensure pollution-free Delhi. This  incentive-based policy will encourage the adoption of electric vehicles on a large scale. This decision is in line with the Delhi Government’s dream of making Delhi- The EV Capital of India.

Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal had announced the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, 2020 in August 2020. The policy is aimed at  increasing the adoption and use of electric vehicles in the city. For boosting the purchases, the government is also providing the purchasing incentives. Under the policy, an assistance of Rs. 1.5 lakh will be given on car purchases, Rs. 30,000 will be given for the 2-wheelers purchase and Rs. 30,000 would be given for e-rickshaws and auto-rickshaws purchase. The government has aimed to register around 5 lakh electric vehicles in Delhi by 2024.

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