Delhi to allow only electric bike taxis as state government notifies new rule

Delhi government aims to electrify all bike taxis by 2030. Earlier, the state government had allowed phase-wise transition of cab operators' fleet int
...
Uber bike taxi
Delhi government aims to electrify all bike taxis by 2030. Earlier, the state government had allowed phase-wise transition of cab operators' fleet into electric vehicles.
Uber bike taxi
Delhi government aims to electrify all bike taxis by 2030. Earlier, the state government had allowed phase-wise transition of cab operators' fleet into electric vehicles.

Delhi will phase out existing bike taxis soon as it pushes for complete electrification of app-based cab aggregators. The state government has issued a notification called the Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator and Delivery Service Provider Scheme 2023, which will allow only electric bike taxis to ply in the national capital region by 2030. Currently Ola, Uber and Rapido are some of the key bike taxi operators in Delhi which have both petrol and electric models in their fleet. Earlier, bike taxis in Delhi faced ban unless they were turned into EV fleet.

According to the proposed cab aggregator policy, all entities operating in the city have to obtain licence within three months from the date of the notification. These licences will be valid based on annual fees, unless it is electric, and will last for five years. The new scheme will offer 50 per cent rebate for vehicles that are less than two years old.

Also check these Bikes

Find more Bikes
Ola Electric S1 X (HT Auto photo)
3 kWh 90 kmph 151 km
₹ 89,999 - 1.10 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Pure Ev Epluto 7g Pro (HT Auto photo)
3 kWh 60 Kmph 150 Km
₹99,999
Compare
Bounce Infinity E1 (HT Auto photo)
1.9 Kwh 65 kmph 85 km
₹ 93,386 - 1.05 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Evolet Raptor (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
100 Kmph
₹ 1 Lakhs
View Details
Okinawa Praisepro (HT Auto photo)
2.0 kWh 58 kmph 88 km/charge
₹76,848
Compare
Amo Mobility Jaunty-3w (HT Auto photo)
26 Ah 25 kmph 75 km
₹75,499
Compare

The move to electrify bike taxis come as Delhi government's initiative to achieve net zero emission through public transport. It already has nearly a thousand electric buses in its fleet. Gopal Rai, Environment Minister of Delhi, addressed a press conference on Wednesday, saying this is the first time that cab aggregator guidelines included phase-wise electrification of bike taxi operators.

Delhi is often gripped with high pollution levels which is mostly contributed by vehicular emission according to a report by the state government. It recently banned BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel vehicles from plying as air quality hit hazardous levels in the past few weeks. The decision to electrify bike taxis and cabs is seen as a move to cut down on polluting vehicles from the city. Rai said, “There has been a long need for licensing and regulating the aggregators in Delhi for smoother operations for Delhiites. India has set a target to achieve net zero (emissions) by 2070. This scheme is an initiative by the capital city towards the same. It is also the first time that we are allowing bike taxis to run in the city."

Besides electrification, the new rule will also ensure public safety and convenience. The state government said that it will form rule on surge pricing as well in case consumers file complaint against aggregators.

First Published Date: 30 Nov 2023, 10:19 AM IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city

Want to get the best price for your existing car?

Powered by: Spinny Logo
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.