ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar today said that all the 5 lakh government vehicles on conventional fuel will be converted into e-vehicle in a phased manner.
talking to media persons after flagging-off the electric vehicles procured by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting here today, Mr. Javadekar said besides cost-effectiveness, these e-vehicle are eco-friendly and save consumption of petrol and diesel.
Mr. Javadekar said, that these e-vehicles can play major role in curbing high level of pollution in Delhi during winters. He said, the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken several initiatives to reduce the pollution level.
The Information and Broadcasting Minister said, during the last 15 years only discussions were done on the issue of pollution but the NDA-led government has taken concrete steps to address the menace. He said, construction of eastern peripheral expressway has resulted into low level of pollution in Delhi-NCR.