12K diesel autos to go off road to clean Gurugram lungs

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12K diesel autos to go off road to clean Gurugram lungs

Thursday, 08 April 2021 | Parvesh Sharma | Gurugram

In an order to decrease vehicular pollution in Gurugram, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugam (MCG) has decided to take off road around 12,000 diesel autos which are 10 years old and are currently plying on different stretches in Gurugram.

Under the project 'Parivartan' the MCG has started work in the direction of adopting e-vehicles in order to make a pollution-free city.

Under the initiative, officials of the MCG, officials of the Regional Transport Authority RTA and the Police Department have held a special discussion with the auto union and auto drivers in Gurugram on Wednesday.

While addressing the auto union representatives and auto drivers, Additional Commissioner of MCG zone-IV Jaspreet Kaur said that environmental pollution is a serious problem and to resolve this issue, short-term measures are being taken from time to time, but long term remedy is very important.

"Target of implementing 2000 e-vehicles by the civic body has been set and in collaboration with auto unions and driver, we will apply it and will be successful in making Gurugam a pollution free city," Kaur said.

RTA Secretary Dhaarna Yadav said that changes in traffic according to time are necessary and it benefits all.

"In the first phase, 10 years old diesel auto will be changed to e-rickshaw or e-autos. Under this, the interests of all will be taken care of. Also, the maintenance of e-rickshaw or e-auto is low and the technique is better. Provision of charging stations in Gurugam will be done under this scheme," Yadav said.

Yadav informed that according to the record, Gurugam has approximately 12 thousand diesel autos which are 10 years old, which will be changed in the first phase.

"There are charging points at the places of Industrial Vihar, Golf Course Road, City Center and South City in Guragam, which will be increased according to future aspects," she added.

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