A letter written by Power Minister R K Singh to different ministries states that all the central government departments and PSUs located in NCR have to switch to e-vehicles for local travels, as India plans to have 30 per cent of the total vehicle fleet running on batteries by 2030.
The centre has decided to push electrical mobility in a big way as it is environment-friendly and will also reduce dependence of oil imports.
As per the letter, “in the first phase, it is proposed that all ministries/departments of Government of India and their attached/subordinate offices/PSUs located in the NCR, may switch over to electricity mobility for local use i.e for the vehicles which will run within NCR.
As per the power ministry, electric cars run for 130 km on a single charge and the cost of operations is “one-third” that of a petrol car. Moreover, e-vehicles will also help in reducing air pollution, which has become a big problem in the NCR.
Charging facilities for e-vehicles are also being set up at various locations.