Delhi Govt Exempts Road Tax For Electric Vehicles
It has given citizens three days' time to provide their objections and suggestions on the matter.
The Delhi government has notified that road tax will not be levied on electric vehicles and has also asked the public to come forth with their suggestions on the matter.
Transport Department said that the Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi has exempted the tax levied on battery-operated vehicles with immediate effect.
After the notification gets published in the Gazette of Delhi and is made available to the public, the citizenry will have a period of three days to provide their objections or suggestions.
These suggestions will have to be addressed to the Secretary-cum-Commissioner of the Delhi Transport Department. After period gets over, the policy will be put into effect.
It may be remembered that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had come up with an Electric Vehicle Policy back in August and had promised that he will waive off road tax for EVs.
According to the government of the national capital, incentivising electric vehicles will enhance adoption of electric vehicles and by 2024, it aims to have 5 lakh EVs plying on its roads.
Further, financial incentive of up to Rs. 1.50 lakhs for cars will also be offered under the new EV policy, over and above the incentives offered by the Centre.
Kejriwal said this move (waiver of road tax for EVs) is another crucial step towards ensuring a pollution-free Delhi, while Kailash Gahlot, the Transport Minister, tweeted that the government is determined to ensure that Delhi leads the country in the rapid transition to EVs.