Maharashtra government to buy only electric vehicles, decided to reduce pollution

In an effort to reduce pollution caused by transportation, the Maharashtra government has now decided to buy or rent only electric vehicles. State Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray said the date was previously set for April 1, which has now been done since the beginning of this year. Now only electric vehicles will be purchased or rented for use by the state government and urban agencies.

Maharashtra government to buy only electric vehicles, decided to reduce pollution

Aaditya Thackeray tweeted: “In keeping with our commitment to promoting clean mobility and citizens, the Maharashtra government has decided to buy or rent only electric vehicles since the beginning of this year.” Previously, it had emphasized electric vehicles to control pollution and announced the state’s Electric Vehicle Policy to encourage the use of vehicles that do not spread pollution.

The policy includes increasing the proportion of electric vehicles in public transport in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nashik to 25 percent and converting 15 percent of the total buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC ) in electrical by 2025.

Also previously in the capital Delhi, measures to promote electric vehicles have been announced. The Delhi government has allowed diesel-powered vehicles for more than 10 years to be converted to electric vehicles. This will avoid the decision to ban these diesel-powered vehicles. According to orders issued by the National Green Court in 2015 and the Supreme Court in 2018, vehicles with diesel engines older than 10 years and gasoline engines older than 15 years cannot be driven in Delhi-NCR. Pollution is still a big problem in Delhi-NCR and the government takes it very seriously. Recently, in Delhi, a decision was made to ban diesel vehicles older than 10 years and gasoline engines older than 15 years. Because of this, hundreds of thousands of vehicles fell under the scope of the ban. However, the installation of electrical kits in old diesel cars will be allowed only after the testing agency declares that the diesel car engine is fit. The motor can be replaced with an electrical system only after obtaining approval.

 

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