Govt urges corporates to join Switch Delhi drive

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Govt urges corporates to join Switch Delhi drive

Monday, 15 March 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Government has urged the corporate sector to join the ‘Switch Delhi’ movement by adopting electric vehicles and reserve five per cent of their parking space dedicated to such vehicles along with charging provisions.

The sixth week of the Government’s Switch Delhi campaign will focus on creating and raising awareness about the user-friendly adoption of Electric Vehicles in Delhi by actively involving corporate.

“The Delhi Government aims to further capitalise on the positive response received by the campaign and will involve corporate to be a part of the campaign,” Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said.

Elaborating on the need to include Delhi’s corporate in the campaign; Gahlot said “Delhi is well-known as an economic hub. The corporate here can put their resources to the best use by promoting EVs in Delhi. They can come forward and help us in making the Switch Delhi campaign a huge success.”

The Government has appealed to the corporate segment to take lead in switching to EVs. “I appeal to this segment to switch to EV cabs to facilitate the travel of their employees,” he said.

The minister further urged the corporate to install charging stations at their office premises to encourage individuals to switch to an EV. “Globally, it has been seen that people generally charge their electric vehicles at home or the workplace. Many corporate employees are willing to switch to EVs if there is sound EV charging infrastructure in place at the workplace,” he said.

“The Delhi Government is providing subsidies for the installation of EV charging stations and the companies who adopt this proposal will be sure to benefit from the same,” Gahlot said.

Switch Delhi is an eight-week mass awareness campaign by the Delhi Government to sensitize every Delhiite about the benefits of switching to EVs to the environment as well as to make them aware of the incentives and infrastructure being developed under Delhi’s EV policy.

The campaign aims at informing, encouraging, and motivating each person in Delhi to switch from polluting vehicles to zero-emission electric vehicles.

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