Delhi Government takes a Green Step forward; announces electric vehicles for government officials

Through a campaign, Delhi government urged private vehicle owners to shift to electric vehicles.

In a landmark decision, the Delhi government recently announced to replace the fleet of hired conventional fuel vehicles with electric vehicles for all its departments' autonomous bodies and guarantee institutions, through an order issued by the Special Secretary Finance of the Delhi Government.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter to announce the landmark decision and tweeted, "It's history! Driven by the vision of CM @ArvindKejriwal to make Delhi the 'ELectric Vehicle capital', Delhi govt today became the 1st in the world, not just India, to mandate its entire hired car fleet to switch to electric WITHIN a deadline- 6 mths. @SwitchDelhi begins at home".

He further remarked that the iconic step towards a green lifestyle will be impacting over 2,000 cars will be impacted by the decision and will transition to EVs in the next six months.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hailed the decision and further tweeted to say, "This will go a long way in curbing pollution in Delhi. Delhi is fast becoming a modern city. Every Indian is proud of Delhi," he said on Twitter.