Delhi State Govt is about to ask cab aggregators, food delivery startups and other ecommerce companies to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) as part of its policy to ensure that 25% of all vehicles sold in the region are electric vehicles by 2024.
Also, petrol pumps will be asked to not sell fuel to vehicles without a pollution-under-check certificate according to ET. Vehicle exhaust fumes are the biggest cause of pollution across the Delhi-NCR region’s airshed, contributing as much as 30% of the PM2.5 pollution concentration.
“The biggest problems of the country are tied to pollution and the economy”, said Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, while speaking at a media event in October. He went on to explain how India’s demand for fossil fuels has a two-pronged impact on air quality and the country’s import bill.