‘Switch Delhi’ Campaign Launched by Kejriwal government

The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign on February 4, 2021.

Highlights

  • The campaign was launched to promote the use of electric vehicles.
  • The Chief Minister further asked the citizens to buy electric vehicles as it will play a key role in combating the pollution in Delhi.
  • The Chief Minister also highlighted that the state government will hire electric vehicles in six weeks for various purposes.
  • Kejriwal also appealed the big companies, market association, delivery chains, malls & Cinemas and resident welfare associations to promote the use of electric vehicles.
  • He further appealed them to set up the charging stations in their respective premises.

About the campaign

  • The ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign has been launched with the aim to create the awareness regarding the advantages of using electric vehicles.
  • It will also raise the awareness about how it can help in combating the air pollution in Delhi and making Delhi clean and pollution-free.

Electric Vehicle Policy of Delhi

  • The Chief Minister highlighted that the electric vehicle policy of the Delhi government is one among the best electric vehicle policies in the world.
  • Under the policy, the Delhi government has planned to give an extensive subsidy on the purchase of the electric two-wheelers and four-wheelers.
  • It has also planned to wave off the registration charges and road tax for the electric vehicles.
  • Government has also issued tenders to set up 100 charging stations in the city.
  • Government has set target of 25% electric vehicles registration among total vehicle registrations by 2024.

Electric vehicles in Delhi

Ever since the electric vehicle policy was launched, over 6,000 electric vehicles have been sold out.

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