Around 2,000 diesel autos in Gurgaon could quickly get replaced by e-rickshaws as a part of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram’s (MCG) plan to section out diesel autos within the metropolis. The transfer, officers hope, will take Gurgaon a step nearer to changing into pollution-free.
According to officers from the MCG, a particular assembly can be held to debate this plan on Wednesday, which can see MCG Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh, in addition to Regional Transport Authority (RTA) secretary and officers from Traffic Police in attendance.
“An interaction will also be facilitated with owners and drivers of e-rickshaws during this meeting on Wednesday. To make Gurgaon pollution-free, the MCG has decided to replace 2000 diesel autos with e-rickshaws in the first phase of this plan,” mentioned Additional Commissioner Jaspreet Kaur.
“As part of this initiative, owners of e-rickshaws will be granted registration certificates within 72 hours by the RTA department. Along with this, Rs 30,000 will be given as grant money via the concessionaire by the MCG to those who replace diesel autos with e-rickshaws, provided they give their auto for scrap to the agency authorised by the government department,” she mentioned.