Arvind Kejriwal to disburse subsidy money to e-rickshaw owners on Saturday

The Delhi government had in 2015 announced a subsidy of Rs 15,000 to owners of newly-purchased battery-operated e-rickshaw which are authorised and registered by the Transport Department. The subsidy amount was revised to Rs 30,000 for the e-rickshaws which were bought after 2016.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2017 9:22 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister  will disburse the subsidy money to the owners of registered e-rickshaws on July 15, a senior government said on Thursday. The subsidy, which runs into Rs 15,000 and Rs 30,000, is intended to promote the eco-friendly three-wheelers used by commmuters for short distances. “The chief minister will distribute cheques of subsidy to the registered e-rickshaw owners at Indira Gandhi Stadium on Saturday,” the official said.

In total, around 6,000 applicants will get the financial aid at the event, according to the government official, who did not wish to be named. Last month, the transport department had notified making Aadhaar card details compulsory for those seeking subsidy on e-rickshaws registered in the city, in order to “prevent duplicacy” in grant of the financial assistance. The Delhi government in its current financial year budget has earmarked Rs 1.06 crore for providing subsidy to e-rickshaw owners.

The Delhi government had in 2015 announced a subsidy of Rs 15,000 to owners of newly-purchased battery-operated e-rickshaw which are authorised and registered by the Transport Department. The subsidy amount was revised to Rs 30,000 for the e-rickshaws which were bought after 2016.

An individual can claim subsidy only on one e-rickshaw. On subsequent purchase by the same individual no subsidy is allowed. The subsidy is given by Delhi Pollution Control Committee from the Air Ambience Fund. The fund was created by levying 25 paisa per litre of diesel, with the objective of utilising the collect amount towards clean environment movement, including promotion of environment friendly vehicles or non-polluting vehicles in Delhi.

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    Jifnesh Mehta
    Jul 14, 2017 at 11:45 am
    Subsidy was announced a couple of years back but none was disbursed all these years. AAP had kept this pending for future to do damage control and getting political milage out of by disburssing the same same with great fanfare, with huge ad in news paper and and organising the event at Indra Gandhi stadium spending lakhs of rupees all at public money. Whereas other States are normally disbursing subsidy on e rickshaws regularly. AAP has tendency to spend public money for its political milage. Pepe of Delhi are warned not to get carried away with their gimmicks. These are all to cover-up their wrong doings all these years.
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    L. B.. Devi
    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:11 pm
    China will be benefited by e-rickshaw. No country can compete in this technology. Even production of this under Make in India, the technology will be outdated. Infant industry argument along with non torrid restriction may help Indian economy. More congestion of road in Delhi for vote.
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