Battery operated three-wheelers for Amritsar city: Minister

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Chandigarh, Dec 24 (UNI) The Punjab government proposes to introduce battery (electric) operated three wheelers in Amritsar City, particularly in the area surrounding the Golden Temple to make it pollution-free.

This was stated in the state assembly here today by Science, Technology, Enviornment and Non-Conventional Energy Sources Minister Bikram Singh Majithia during question hour while replying to a query by Ajit Singh Shant (Cong).

Mr Majithia said that Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), a state nodel agency for promotion and development for energy conservation was promoting the use of elecrtic vehicles in Punjab which are pollution-free, environment-friendly. The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy was providing subsidy upto 33 per cent of the total cost of selected vehicles, such as four-seated battery cars, eight-seated three wheelers and ten-seated mini vans, he added.

Recently PEDA had facilitated the introduction of six electric cars in Mohali, he said. The police in the districts have been requested to adopt battery-operated vehicles for community policing, he told the House.

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