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The Switch Delhi campaign aims to sensitise, inform and encourage Delhi’s youth to opt for electric vehicles (EVs).(Reuters)

Switch Delhi campaign to focus on youth in final week

UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 04:33 AM IST
“The youth of Delhi can play a huge role in making the EV movement in Delhi a mass movement. I appeal to the youth to pledge that the first vehicle they purchase will be an electric one," transport minister Kailash Gahlot said.
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)

Third week of switch Delhi campaign to focus on electric cars: Gahlot

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:26 AM IST
“This week, we will focus on sensitising Delhi people on the benefits of EV four-wheelers over their petrol or diesel counterparts, and on the many benefits that are offered under Delhi’s EV policy for those who want to make this switch,” Gahlot said.
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)

All transport services to go digital by April, trials underway: Gahlot

PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 03:18 AM IST
Once implemented, only the applicants seeking a learner’s license or permanent DL or vehicle fitness certificate will have to physically visit the RTOs to undergo various tests.
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the first week of the campaign will focus on outreach regarding the two-wheeler segment including electric bikes and e-scooters to accelerate its adoption.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the first week of the campaign will focus on outreach regarding the two-wheeler segment including electric bikes and e-scooters to accelerate its adoption.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)

Govt focuses on two wheeler EVs in first week of Switch Delhi campaign

UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 02:38 AM IST
‘Switch Delhi’ will be an eight-week campaign to sensitise Delhi residents about the benefits of switching to electric vehicle, Gahlot added.
The decision has been taken in accordance with an advisory of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.(AP)
The decision has been taken in accordance with an advisory of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.(AP)

Delhi government extends validity of vehicle-related documents till March 2021

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:17 AM IST
Any vehicle-related document, which had expired since February 1, 2020, or would expire by March 31, 2021, will be treated valid till March 31, 2021, as per an order issued by Delhi government’s transport department on Tuesday.
(File photo)
(File photo)

Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot tables resolution in state Assembly to repeal three farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:22 PM IST
The Delhi assembly’s one-day session on Thursday witnessed stormy scenes as AAP leaders Somnath Bharti and Mahendra Goyal tore a copy of the farm laws. “I refuse to accept these black laws which are against farmers,” he said.
Police deployed outside the residence of Delhi ministers Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain on Friday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Police deployed outside the residence of Delhi ministers Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain on Friday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

BJP protests outside houses of ministers, meets L-G over funds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:57 AM IST
BJP workers also held demonstrations outside the residences of Delhi ministers Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gahlot, Rajender Pal Gautam and Imran Hussain.
It was only on November 3 when private buses were allowed to operate in the city with the Delhi disaster management authority (DDMA) allowed inter-state bus movement. On the same day, all the three inter-state bus terminals (ISBTs) located at Kashmere Gate, Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan were opened for public use.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
It was only on November 3 when private buses were allowed to operate in the city with the Delhi disaster management authority (DDMA) allowed inter-state bus movement. On the same day, all the three inter-state bus terminals (ISBTs) located at Kashmere Gate, Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan were opened for public use.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Govt plans one-time scheme to waive dues on road tax payment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 04:05 AM IST
The scheme will bring a much needed relief to the transporter of Delhi who have to pay an annual road tax, non-payment of which attracts steep fines. The scheme does not apply to private cars and two-wheelers as they pay a one time road tax while purchasing the vehicle and do not have to pay the tax annually.
With the opening of various economic activities and government and private establishments in the city, people were forced to wait in long queues often at crowded bus stands.(HT Photo | Arvind Yadav)
With the opening of various economic activities and government and private establishments in the city, people were forced to wait in long queues often at crowded bus stands.(HT Photo | Arvind Yadav)

Delhi government allows buses to run with all seats occupied

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 11:06 PM IST
With the rise in number of Covid-19 cases, Delhi government had in May fixed the number of maximum passenger in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Cluster scheme buses to 20.
Commuters queue to board DTC buses at Pandit Pant Marg near Central Secretariat in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Commuters queue to board DTC buses at Pandit Pant Marg near Central Secretariat in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhi buses to run with full capacity from Nov 1; face mask mandatory, standing not allowed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 08:30 PM IST
As per the revised order, it is mandatory for commuters to wear face masks during travel and no passengers will be allowed to stand in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Cluster scheme buses. The travellers are also asked to maintain physical distancing.
In Delhi, interstate bus services were suspended on March 21.(HT File Photo)
In Delhi, interstate bus services were suspended on March 21.(HT File Photo)

ISBTS likely to reopen from November 1: Kailash Gahlot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:12 AM IST
The resumption of these services would mean that all three interstate bus terminals (ISBTs) in Delhi — in Anand Vihar, Kashmere Gate, and Sarai Kale Khan — will also reopen after being shut for more than seven months.
At present, Delhi has a combined strength of around 6,600 DTC and cluster scheme buses.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
At present, Delhi has a combined strength of around 6,600 DTC and cluster scheme buses.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

MoU signed to build multi-level bus depots in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:28 AM IST
On Tuesday, the state-run DTC and NBCC India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for constructing these one-of-a-kind depots in Hari Nagar and Vasant Vihar.
Transport officials said that each vehicle owner booking HSRP online will get a receipt so that even if there is any future drive by transport department to penalise violations, they are not punished even if there is delay on the part of dealers or manufacturers.(HT Photo)
Transport officials said that each vehicle owner booking HSRP online will get a receipt so that even if there is any future drive by transport department to penalise violations, they are not punished even if there is delay on the part of dealers or manufacturers.(HT Photo)

Online booking for HSRPs, stickers to reopen from November 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 04:27 AM IST
On October 1, the minister had directed that no new application should be entertained until the backlog of HSRPs is cleared and all the complaints of customers are resolved. It will be after a month that the application window for the registration plates will be reopened.
The Delhi EV Policy, 2020 targets 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024 to be Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). In order to encourage the rapid adoption of electric vehicles, the government is focusing on the speedy roll out of electric vehicle charging Infrastructure in Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
The Delhi EV Policy, 2020 targets 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024 to be Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). In order to encourage the rapid adoption of electric vehicles, the government is focusing on the speedy roll out of electric vehicle charging Infrastructure in Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Land-owning agencies meet to identify sites for electric vehicle charging depots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:03 AM IST
The first meeting of the working group was held on September 17. During the meeting, the members had agreed that Delhi Transco Limited (DTL) will be the state nodal agency for EVs.
Environment minister Gopal Rai offers a flower to a commuter at Rajpath as part of the campaign.
Environment minister Gopal Rai offers a flower to a commuter at Rajpath as part of the campaign.

Delhi Cabinet ministers to urge drivers to turn off ignition from Oct 28

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:16 AM IST
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai’s office said from October 28, cabinet ministers including Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will also join this campaign and will visit different traffic signals, urging drivers to participate in the ‘red light on, gaadi off campaign’.
Other measures under the plan include a war room for real-time monitoring of air quality, a mobile application to register complaints, tree transplantation policy and dust-control strategies.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Other measures under the plan include a war room for real-time monitoring of air quality, a mobile application to register complaints, tree transplantation policy and dust-control strategies.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Delhi govt launches web portal for e-vehicle subsidy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:02 AM IST
Encouraging electric vehicles is part of the government’s seven-point action plan to combat air pollution announced by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on October 6.
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)

HSRP home delivery system to have live tracking facility, says Delhi transport minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 01:53 AM IST
HSRPs are hologram plates made with a laser-branded permanent identification number, which cannot be copied. The colour-coded stickers are meant to identify vehicles based on their fuel type.
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease at a weekly market in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease at a weekly market in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

In pandemic-hit Delhi, people opt for doorstep delivery of govt services

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 03:26 AM IST
According to Delhi government officials, bulk of the requests are related to the revenue department. Transport and Delhi Jal Board are the other two departments which have received most requests.
Transport minister of Delhi Kailash Gahlot during a press conference at Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Transport minister of Delhi Kailash Gahlot during a press conference at Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhi notifies waiver of road tax, registration fee for electric vehicles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 02:24 AM IST
Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the government is accepting feedback from the public on the scheme, and that final orders will be issued three days later.
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot(File photo)
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot(File photo)

No penalty until glitches in HSRP system are fixed, says Delhi transport minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 03:39 AM IST
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot on Tuesday directed officials to ensure that motor vehicle owners are not penalised for failing to have upgraded to high-security registration plates (HSRP) and colour-coded stickers until further orders, at least as long as glitches in the system are fixed.
The govt last month said it will penalise owners of vehicles that don’t have HSRPs and colour-coded fuel stickers.(HT Archive)
The govt last month said it will penalise owners of vehicles that don’t have HSRPs and colour-coded fuel stickers.(HT Archive)

As complaints mount, Delhi govt ropes in SIAM to streamline HSRP process

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 03:48 AM IST
To resolve these issues, Gahlot said he has convened a high-level meeting on Tuesday, which is to be attended by automobile OEMs and HSRP manufacturers.
A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing, at Rajendra Nagar in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing, at Rajendra Nagar in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Districts ask for more volunteers at city’s hotspots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 05:54 AM IST
Civil defence volunteers are not bound by any contract, and are paid an emolument of around Rs 730 for a day’s duty. Their enrolment is a round-the-year process, but they receive calls from the departments when their services are needed.
An official said there are around 3.2 million vehicles in Delhi — commercial and private — which are supposed to have high-security registration plates.(HT File Photo)
An official said there are around 3.2 million vehicles in Delhi — commercial and private — which are supposed to have high-security registration plates.(HT File Photo)

4 days, 14,000 applications: Demand for HSRPs hots up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey and Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 04:59 AM IST
In 2018, the Delhi government had made it mandatory for vehicles registered in the Capital to be equipped with high-security registration plates (HSRP).
Of the 51,644 total tickets purchased through the app in the 14-day period, 79.4% were free Pink tickets for female passengers.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Of the 51,644 total tickets purchased through the app in the 14-day period, 79.4% were free Pink tickets for female passengers.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Contactless e-ticketing on Delhi buses from November: Gahlot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 02:45 AM IST
Of the 51,644 total tickets purchased through the app in the 14-day period, 79.4% were free Pink tickets for female passengers. An average of 6% ticketing was done through the app during the trial, whereas the AC buses observed a 7% tickets sold through the app.
An electric vehicle (EV) charging plaza on Rafi Marg.
An electric vehicle (EV) charging plaza on Rafi Marg.

Subsidies for electric vehicles likely from next week, says transport minister Gahlot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:25 AM IST
This is because the Delhi government is yet to set up the state EV fund and transport minister Kailash Gahlot said subsidies and other benefits such as a waiver on road tax and registration fee are likely to be launched next week.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot inspects Rajiv Chowk metro station ahead of its reopening from Monday, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot inspects Rajiv Chowk metro station ahead of its reopening from Monday, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)

Kailash Gahlot inspects Rajiv Chowk station day before Delhi metro services resume

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 07:36 PM IST
The Delhi Transport Minister said if both the Delhi Metro management and people responsibly follow the protocols in place, safe train operations will set another benchmark in the ‘Delhi model’ of fighting Covid-19.
The order was issued by chief secretary Vijay Dev after transport minister Kailash Gahlot held a review meeting with DMRC officials, including its chief Mangu Singh on how train services will be resumed.(File photo for representation)
The order was issued by chief secretary Vijay Dev after transport minister Kailash Gahlot held a review meeting with DMRC officials, including its chief Mangu Singh on how train services will be resumed.(File photo for representation)

Delhi govt notifies Metro SOP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 02:30 AM IST
The Delhi government on Thursday issued orders to commence Metro operations in the city and notified the standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the Central government and the Delhi Metro rail corporation (DMRC).
People wearing facemasks seen inside DTC bus at AIIMS in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
People wearing facemasks seen inside DTC bus at AIIMS in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Daily ridership in Delhi’s buses down 59% since March

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 02:50 AM IST
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said there has been “a massive decline” in ridership in the government’s DTC and cluster buses despite there being a “huge demand” due to the Delhi Metro being shut for over five months.
Welcoming the lifting of restrictions by the Centre on Metro rail services, Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the move will bring relief to commuters.(HT file photo)
Welcoming the lifting of restrictions by the Centre on Metro rail services, Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the move will bring relief to commuters.(HT file photo)

Will ensure people maintain social distance on Delhi Metro: Transport minister Kailash Gahlot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said thermal screening of passengers will be done at the entry. No tokens will be issued, smart cards and other digital methods of payment will be used.
Transport minister of Delhi Kailash Gahlot said the Delhi EV policy, notified on August 8 by the Aam Aadmi Party-ruled Delhi government, was also extensively discussed with the Union minister.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Transport minister of Delhi Kailash Gahlot said the Delhi EV policy, notified on August 8 by the Aam Aadmi Party-ruled Delhi government, was also extensively discussed with the Union minister.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

2,000 electric buses in Delhi by end-2021: Govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 03:45 AM IST
The development comes after RK Singh, Union minister of state (independent charge) for power and non-renewable energy, held a meeting with minister Gahlot and senior officials from the Centre and state power and transport departments on Thursday (August 20).
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