Road tax on Electric vehicles waived off in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi government has waived off road tax on all electric vehicles (EVs). This policy will come into effect from October 10 2020.

The state has invited suggestions from the public on framing rules for the exemption of the registration fee. The orders to waive off the fee will be issued within the next three days.

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The notification reads, “the said draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of three days from the date on which the copies of this notification as published in the Gazette of Delhi are made available to the public. Objections or suggestions in this behalf should be addressed to Secretary-cum-Commissioner (Transport), Government of National Capital of Delhi, Transport Department.”

The Gazette notification issued by the Special Commissioner of Transport Department, Sashi Kaushal

Commenting on this latest development, the transport minister of Delhi, Kailash Gahlot took to Twitter and said, “Congrats Delhi! As promised by CM Arvind Kejriwal when announcing the landmark EV Policy, the Delhi government has exempted road tax on battery-operated vehicles. With the right incentives and supporting infra, we are determined to ensure Delhi leads the country in rapid transition to electric vehicles.”

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on August 7, 2020 announced the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020, which focuses on increasing the adoption of EVs in the capital region by incentivising the use and purchase of the electric vehicles. The Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020 aims at registering approximately 5,00,000 electric vehicles in the city by the year 2024.

The Delhi government’s ‘State EV fund’ and the State Electric Vehicle Board chaired by the transport minister Kailash Gahlot will drive a flurry of incentives for the usage for electric vehicles in the city.

A dedicated EV cell will also be established in the city for implementation of the policy at ground level.

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