Centre assures subsidy for 1,000 electric buses under Delhi’s EV policy
New Delhi: Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday met Union Power Minister RK Singh and discussed the issue of installation of charging stations as per the AAP government’s new Electric Vehicle Policy.
Gahlot said that the Centre has assured subsidy for 1,000 electric buses in the national capital.
“Had a fruitful meeting today with Hon'ble Minister of Power @RajKSinghIndia and other stake holders. Heartfelt thanks & gratitude for your appreciation of Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy & support for successful implementation,” Gahlot tweeted.
Under the policy, a target of setting 200 charging stations has been set in the next one year. There are plans to install a charging station every 3 km.
“Gahlot and Singh discussed installation of charging infrastructure in Delhi-NCR in the presence of officials from the state and Union government, as part of the recently launched Electric Vehicle policy,” said a Delhi government statement.
The Electric Vehicle Policy was launched on August 7 by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. It aims at having 5 lakhs (25 per cent of all new vehicle registrations) electric vehicles in Delhi by 2024.