Electric Vehicle: In the policy draft for ‘vehicle aggregators’ of the Delhi government, a provision has been made for cab companies, catering supply and e-commerce companies to keep only electric vehicles in their fleet.
Delhi government issued draft policy
This is mentioned in the ‘Vehicle Aggregator’ draft policy uploaded on the website of the Transport Department of Delhi Government. According to this, it will be mandatory for cab companies, catering supply and e-commerce delivery companies to have only electric vehicles in their vehicle fleet by April 1, 2030.
Provision for fine of Rs 50,000
Along with this, it has been said in this draft policy that in case of presence of conventional vehicles other than electronic vehicles, a fine at the rate of Rs 50,000 will be payable on each vehicle. The Delhi government has sought public opinion on this draft policy within three weeks.
Government’s eyes on cab drivers, set guidelines
Apart from this, it also mentions guidelines for ‘cab aggregator’ companies to take action against drivers who misbehave with passengers. According to this, if within a month 15 percent or more consumers complain against a driver, then the ‘aggregator’ will have to take appropriate steps against him. Apart from this, necessary training and rectification steps have also been mentioned for drivers who have scored less than 3.5 in a year.
Autos included in the fleet of cab aggregators should also be CNG
Along with this, 10 per cent of the new autorickshaws joining the fleet of cab aggregator companies will be required to have electric vehicles in the first six months of this policy. It has also been said that after four years this ratio will become 100 percent.