Delhi govt exempts electric vehicles from road tax

Delhi govt exempts electric vehicles from road tax
NEW DELHI: The government has exempted battery-operated vehicles from road tax under its ambitious Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy.
Delhi government’s transport department issued a gazette notification, stating full waiver on road tax on battery-operated vehicles. Suggestions have also been sought from the general public on the exemption of registration fee. The order to waive off the fee is predicted to be issued within the next three days.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had, last month, announced the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020, which aims to extend the adoption of EVs in Delhi by incentivising the acquisition and use of EVs. The policy aims to register five lakh electric vehicles within the capital by 2024.
“Another crucial step towards ensuring a pollution-free Delhi. This incentive-based policy will encourage large-scale adoption of electrical vehicles, and convey us closer to fulfilling our dream of creating Delhi the EV capital of India (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted on Sunday
“Congrats Delhi! As promised by CM @ArvindKejriwal when announcing landmark EV Policy, Delhi govt has exempted road tax on battery-operated Vehicles. With right incentives & supporting infra, we are determined to make sure Delhi leads the country in rapid transition to electric vehicles (sic),” transport minister Kailash Gahlot tweeted.
The notification provides tax exemption on all battery electric vehicles. This policy has inherit force from the date of issue of this notification, which suggests road tax won’t be paid on electric vehicles starting October 10.

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