Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot on Sunday started the first week of the 'Switch Delhi Campaign'. The Delhi government has announced this ambitious campaign only last week to reduce pollution and promote electric vehicles.
Gehlot said through social media Twitter that consumers can save significantly when using electric two-wheelers. He said that the use of electric twoweler as compared to petrol scooter could save Rs 22,000 annually and would be Rs 20,000 as compared to petrol bikes.
Gehlot tweeted, "Switch with the two-wheeler segment is beginning the first week of the Delhi campaign. By switching to electric two-wheelers, you can save an annual savings of 22,000 as compared to petrol scooters and petrol bikes. 20,000 in comparison. "
In another tweet, he said, "Apart from the benefit of saving money to consumers, the environment will also have significant benefits. An average electric two-wheeler saves 1.98 tonnes of carbon emissions during its use compared to an average petrol two-wheeler, Which is equivalent to planting 11 trees. "
According to a statement issued by the Transport Minister's office, the first week of the Switch Delhi campaign will focus on the two-wheeler segment to accelerate the spread of awareness, allowing people to adopt electric bikes and e-scooters. "
"Delhi's electric vehicle policy is particularly focused on encouraging the purchase of two-wheelers, which account for two-thirds of the vehicles in Delhi and cause the most pollution," the statement said.
The Switch Delhi campaign is an eight-week electric vehicle public awareness campaign to make everyone in Delhi aware of the benefits of switching to electric vehicles.
The campaign was launched by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 5 February Thursday.
The Chief Minister said, "In the Switch Delhi campaign, awareness will be created about the benefits of electric vehicles. People will be told how it can contribute to making Delhi clean and pollution-free. I appeal people Take part in the campaign to promote the replacement of electric vehicles from polluting petrol and diesel vehicles. And contribute towards a pollution-free Delhi. "
Kejriwal called on supply chains and large companies, resident welfare associations, market organizations, malls and cinema halls to promote electric vehicles and build charging stations in their premises.