The government, which has over 2,000 cars in its fleet, hopes its decision will inspire other cities in the country and the world to tackle the issues of pollution and climate change with the urgency they deserve, Manish Sisodia said
The announcement came soon after the Aam Aadmi Party-led government launched a campaign, 'Switch Delhi', to encourage private vehicle owners to take a pledge to shift to electric vehicles and install a charging point within their premises in the next three years.
Coronavirus LIVE: India recorded its single-day increase in coronavirus cases above 16,000 for the second consecutive day as the infection tally rose to 1,10,63,491, while the recoveries have surged to 1,07,50,680, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Friday. A total of 16,577 infections were reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 1,56,825 with 120 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of active cases increased to 1,55,986, which accounts for 1.41 percent of the total infections, the data stated. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,50,680 which translates into a national recovery rate of 97.17 percent. The case fatality rate stood at 1.42 percent.Get latest Healthcare online at cnbctv18.com
Delhi is on a spree of torrid heat with mercury climbing for the 7th consecutive day. Base observatory of Delhi, Safdarjung, has gained over 6°C in the last one week and recorded a maximum temperature of 33.2°C yesterday, overtaking the previous day's highest of 32.5°C. This temperature is 8°C above the normal but just short of the all-time highest of 34.1°C recorded on 26th February 2006.
Delhi Water Crisis: Delhi could be staring at an unprecedented water crisis and even a law and order situation with the Beas Hydel Channel that supplies 25 per cent of the city's water being closed for a month for repairs.