Kejriwal to give Rs 15K cheques to e-rickshaw owners on Feb 17

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New Delhi, Feb 10: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address a rally of e-rickshaw drivers at Ramlila Maidan on February 17 and distribute subsidy cheques of Rs 15,000 each among them.

Transport Minister Gopal Rai said 4,600 drivers have registered their e-rickshaws with the transport department and, as per the government's scheme, they will be given subsidy of Rs 15,000 each.

CM to give cheques to e-rickshaw owners

Rai had in May announced that the AAP government would provide the subsidy payment to e-rickshaw owners upon registration of their vehicle with the transport department.

"The chief minister will distribute subsidy cheques among those who have registered their e-rickshaws with the transport department," Rai told reporters here.

A senior government official said that the government has also decided to provide financial help to those drivers who have not retro-fitted their old vehicles as per the requirement.

"Government has also decided to give Rs 30,000 to 35,000 as financial assistance to the drivers of e-rickshaw who have not retro-fitted their old vehicles due to expenses of retro- fitting," the official said.

The minister said that camps will be organised by all regional authorities for e-rickshaw drivers in March so that they can get their vehicles registered with the transport department by the last date for registration on March 31.

PTI 

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