Delhi EV Policy could save $900 million of fuel imports and CO2 emissions equivalent to 1 lakh petrol cars #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork #Sustainability

OFFICE OF THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI

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New Delhi: 16/09/2019

Delhi Government & Rocky Mountain Institute

Delhi’s EV Policy could save Rs 6,000 crore of fuel imports; COemissions equivalent to 1 lakh petrol cars: New Report

The report proposes10 actionable solutionsto accelerate Delhi’s transition to a shared, clean, and people-centric mobility future, including 35,000 electric vehicles within a year

 

New Delhi, Delhi 9 September 2019—A new report by the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) of Delhi and Rocky Mountain Institute,  Accelerating Delhi’s Mobility Transition: Insights from the Delhi Urban Mobility Lab, was submitted today to Sh. Kailash Gahlot, Minister (Transport) today. The report identifies the economic and environmental benefits of an electric mobility future in Delhi.

The report states that to meet Delhi’s Draft Electric Vehicle policy target of 25 percent share of electric vehicles (EVs) in new registrations by 2024, Delhi will need to register approximately 5 lakh new EVs in the next five years. Over their lifetime, these EVs are estimated to avoid approximately Rs 6,000 crore in oil and liquid natural gas imports and 4.8 million tonnes of CO2(carbon dioxide) emissions, equivalent to avoiding CO2 emissions from nearly 1 lakh petrol cars over their lifetime. They will also help avoid about159 tonnes of PM2.5(fine particulate matter) tailpipe emissions, a known cause of respiratory diseases and premature deaths.

The report proposes 10 actionable solutions to accelerate Delhi’s mobility transition by summarizing discussions and suggestions from a 200-person workshop that was held on June 26-27, 2019 in Delhi to develop sustainable mobility solutions for the city.

Speaking about the report, Mr Gahlot said, “As Delhi looks to take ambitious steps towards inducting large number of electric buses and taking leadership in fighting air pollution, this report will become an important reference point for all our agencies on the various reforms needed to ensure a successful transition to electric vehicles.”

Speaking on the occasion, Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, DDC said, “Investing in clean mobility is investing in the health of the people of Delhi and that is why the government is keen on playinga significant role in catalyzing and easing the city’stransition to electric mobility. The Urban Mobility Lab and the release of this report signals that the Delhi Government, under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is keen to work with all stakeholders to implement solutions that can make Delhi the Electric Vehicle capital of India.”

Further explaining the objectives of the report and Urban Mobility Lab, Akshima Ghate, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) said,“Delhi has an extraordinary opportunity to transform its mobility trajectory withEVs, alongside ongoing initiatives to improve walking, cycling, and public transport.To rapidly deploy electric mobility solutions at scale, several actions must be taken to address existingbarriers in the system. The report summarizes actionsthat Delhi, other states andcities can take to support faster adoption of EVs.”

The proposed solutions in the report range from policy, institutional, technical, and financial interventions that can help support rapid adoption of EVs and other urban mobility solutions in Delhi. One proposed solution is the creation of a single-window clearance system that provides clearer and simpler processes for both registering and permitting EVs, as well as commissioning chargingand battery swapping infrastructure. Another is a more attractive financing for EVs through a government-led interest rate subvention scheme. Others include data solutions, awareness campaigns, and capacity-building programs.

At the 26–27 June 2019 workshop, solution providers shared ambitious goals for deploying clean, shared, and people-centric mobility solutions in Delhi. Over the next year, the participants intend to deploy nearly 35,000 electric and accessible passenger vehicles, at least 1,000 EVs for last-mile deliveries, and several public charging and swapping stations across Delhi. In addition to vehicles and hardware, other goals include getting thousands of users onto digital ride-hailing and data-sharing platforms and ensuring that information related to routes and fares is accessible in multiple formats.

Ninesolution providers participated in the passenger segment of the Delhi Urban Mobility Lab: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), Ezy Mov Solutions, IIIT-Delhi, Lithium Urban Technologies, Ola Electric Mobility, SmartE, Sun Mobility and Piaggio, VA-YU, and Yulu. For the freight segment, DDC and RMI are organizing a first-of-its-kind pilot on the electrification of last-mile deliveries in Delhi, called Deliver Electric Delhi. Nearly 1,000 electric final-mile delivery vehicles are expected to be part of the pilot over the next year.

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About Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi

The Dialogue and Development Commission is a premier think-tank of the Government of NCT of Delhi and advises the government in finding sustainable, people-centric solutions to the critical development challenges facing Delhi.

About Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, apolitical, nonprofit think-and-do tank that transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future. Cofounded by Amory Lovins in 1982, RMI has been a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy for 35 years.

Delhi moves towards full compliance and adaptation of industrial area around air pollution; 1457 (95%) industries convert from coal-based fuel to CNG #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MINISTER

GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI

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New Delhi: 19/09/2019

95 percent of Delhi’s industry now operated by CNG on Chief Minister’s orders; Impact on industrial pollution

– Delhi becomes the first state to have 95 percent CNG powered industry

– Chief Minister had asked DDC to report

Shri Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government has been making committed efforts to eradicate industrial pollution from the city. It is through the strategic proposition and determined steps, that 95% of the oil-driven industry has shifted its operations to CNG operated systems. The information regarding a large and substantial shift in the industry has been gathered by a report submitted by the Delhi Dialogue Commission to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his directions.

CM, Shri Arvind Kejriwal had been hugely committed towards eliminating industrial pollution from Delhi. He held a meeting with various industrialists in this regard, where he discussed briefly the benefits of CNG operations in the industry. He also assured the industrialists of provision of grants and compensation for making the shift, so that the industrialists do not suffer the brunt of the shift.

85 industries to be made CNG-adaptive and CNG-operational

There were 1542 such industries in Delhi, of which 1457 such industries have been converted into CNG-powered industries. The government has been making efforts to convert another 85 industries to convert into CNG-adaptive. They are being contacted by the Ministry of Environment and they are being informed about the advantages of the conversion.

Ban on chemical usage was imposed by the Delhi Government in June 2018

The Delhi government in its orders, had prohibited the use of petroleum, tire oil, and other types of polluted chemicals in all types of industries except thermal power plants. Also, a meeting with industry operators prompted the industry to convert to CNG-powered. As a result, 1457 coal-based industries have transformed themselves into CNG in just a quarter of a year.

“With the efforts of the Delhi government, air pollution in Delhi has decreased by 25 percent in the last three years. Delhi is the only state in the country where the reduction in air pollution has been recorded. CNG-based industry driven by polluted chemicals also helped in reducing air pollution.” – Shri  Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister

Laborers benefitted, thousands of lives improved

Various studies by the Department of Health have revealed that workers in the coal-based industries suffer from a variety of diseases. They majorly suffer from lung and skin diseases. The operation of CNG based industry has changed the standard of living of thousands of workers. Worker Daya Shankar says that there were many issues working in the coal-based industry, and now working in the CNG-based industry is a relief. Ram Ratan, a labourer, says that earlier workers had respiratory issues. Perhaps, CNG-based industry is not facing these problems.

Two Coal-Based Power Plants Closed; Living Standards Improved

The government, led by Arvind Kejriwal, had concerns from the beginning and wanted to work on improving the environment and the living standards of the people. As a result, the coal-based power plant at Rajghat was shut down in May 2015 after the government came to power. This has therefore, aided in controlling Delhi’s pollution. In addition, Badarpur Coal Power Plant was also shut down in October 2018. It was the first time in the history of the nation that a coal power plant in Delhi was shut down.

Contribution to Delhi’s Pollution (PM 2.5)

Summer Season – Industry – 22 Percent

Winter Season – Industry – 30 Percent

Statistics – ARAI and TERI

Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s scheme also reaped benefits

Delhi Pollution Control Committee had also announced compensation for conversion of polluted chemical-powered industry to CNG in FY 2017-18. Under the scheme, a compensation of 50,000 rupees was given to medium and small industries and one lakh rupees to big industries.

“Various figures showed that pollution from the industries has also contributed significantly to Delhi’s air pollution. As a result, the Delhi government has taken a move to stop industry operations from polluting chemicals. 95 per cent of the industry is now operating on CNG. We are aiming to bring this figure to hundred per cent.” said Shri Kailash Gehlot, Minister of Environment for Delhi.

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मुख्यमंत्री कार्यालय

दिल्ली सरकारदिल्ली

नई दिल्ली : 19/09/2019

मुख्यमंत्री के आदेश पर दिल्ली के 95 फीसद इंडस्ट्री अब CNG संचालित; औद्योगिक प्रदूषण पर हो रहा असर

– 95 फीसद CNG संचालित इंडस्ट्री वाला पहला राज्य बना दिल्ली

मुख्यमंत्री श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल के व्यक्तिगत प्रयास ने दिल्ली ने एक साल में कर दिखाया

 इंडस्ट्री आधारित प्रदूषण को खत्म करने के लिए दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल की तरफ से पिछले एक साल में किए गए अथक प्रयास का जोरदार असर दिखा है। उनके प्रयास और प्लानिंग का नतीजा है कि प्रदूषण फैलाने वाले तेल से संचालित हो रही 95 प्रतिशत इंडस्ट्री अब CNG में शिफ्ट हो गई हैं। इसकी जानकारी दिल्ली विकास एवं संवाद आयोग (DDC) की ओर से मुख्यमंत्री को सौंपी गई रिपोर्ट से मिली है। जिसे DDC ने मुख्यमंत्री के आदेश के बाद हुए एक्शन के आधार पर तैयार किया है।  

मुख्यमंत्री पिछले एक साल से लगातार इंडस्ट्री प्रदूषण खत्म करने के लिए प्रयासरत थें। उन्होंने इंडस्ट्री संचालकों के सात बैठक की। उन्हें सीएनजी से इंडस्ट्री संचालन के फायदे के बारे में विस्तार से बताया। फिर प्रदूषण फैलाने वाले कैमिकल से CNG में इंडस्ट्री शिफ्ट करने पर मुआवजा देने की योजना बनाई। जिससे इंडस्ट्री को CNG में  बदलने पर संचालकों को आर्थिक नुकसान न हो।

85 अन्य इंडस्ट्री को भी CNG संचालित करने पर जोर

 दिल्ली में प्रदूषित केमिकल से संचालित 1542 इंडस्ट्री थी, जिसमें 1457 इंडस्ट्री को सीएनजी में बदला जा चुका है। अन्य 85 इंडस्ट्री को भी  सरकार सीएनजी आधारित करने का प्रयास कर रही है।  पर्यावरण मंत्रालय की तरफ से इन इंडस्ट्री संचालकों से संपर्क किया जा रहा है। इंडस्ट्री के सीएनजी संचालित होने के फायदे के बारे में भी बताया जा रहा है। 

*दिल्ली सरकार ने जून 2018 में लगाया प्रतिबंध*

दिल्ली सरकार ने थर्मल पावर प्लांट को छोड़कर हर तरह की इंडस्ट्री में पेटकोल, टायर आँयल, समेत अन्य तरह के प्रदूषित कैमिकल के इस्तेमाल पर रोक लगाया दी। साथ ही इंडस्ट्री संचालकों के साथ बैठक इंडस्ट्री को सीएनजी में बदलने के लिए प्रेरित किया। जिसका नतीजा है कि महज सवा साल में 1457 कोल आधारित इंडस्ट्री ने खुद को सीएनजी में बदल दिया। 

पिछले तीन साल में दिल्ली में वायु प्रदूषण में 25 प्रतिशत की कमी आई है। दिल्ली देश का एक मात्र राज्य है, जहां वायु प्रदूषण में कमी दर्ज की गई है। प्रदूषित केमिकल से संचालित इंडस्ट्री को CNG आधारित करने के  कारण भी वायु प्रदूषण को कम करने में सहायता मिली।” – अरविंद केजरीवाल, मुख्यमंत्री दिल्ली

*हजारों मजदूरों के जीवन पर पड़ा फर्क*

स्वास्थ्य विभाग के विभिन्न अध्ययन में यह सामने आया है कि कोल आधारित इंडस्ट्री में काम करने वाले मजदूर कई तरह की बीमारी से ग्रस्त हो जाते हैं। सबसे ज्यादा उन्हें फेफड़े की समस्या होती है। साथ ही चर्म रोग से भी वह ग्रस्त हो जाते हैं। सीएनजी आधारित इडस्ट्री के संचालन से हजारों मजदूरों का जीवन स्तर बदला। अब उन्हें विभिन्न तरह की बीमारी से बचाया जा सकता है। मजदूर दया शंकर का कहना है कि कोल आधारित इंडस्ट्री में काम करने के दौरान कई समस्याओं का सामना करना पड़ता था। सांस की समस्या होती थी। गर्मी और पसीने से जुझना पड़ता था। अस सीएनजी आधारित इंडस्ट्री में काम करने में बेहद सकून है। मजदूर राम रतन का कहना है कि पहले मजदूरों में सांस की समस्या होती थी। अब इसकी कम शिकायत आ रही है। संभवतः सीएनजी  आधारित इंडस्ट्री के कारण यह समस्याएं नहीं आ रही हैं। 

*दो कोल आधारित पावर प्लांट को बंद करा जीवन स्तर बदला*

श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल सरकार पर्यावरण और लोगों के जीवन स्तर को बेहतर करने के लिए प्रारंभ से ही चिंतित थी। इसी का नतीजा है कि दिल्ली में सरकार बनने के बाद मई 2015 में ही राजघाट स्थित कोयला आधारित पावर प्लांट को बंद कर दिया गया। इससे दिल्ली के प्रदूषण को नियंत्रित करने में बड़ी मदद मिली। इसके अलावा अक्टूबर 2018 में बदरपुर कोल पावर प्लांट को भी बंद कराया गया। देश में पहली बार दिल्ली में कोल पावर प्लांट को बंद कराया गया।

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*दिल्ली के प्रदूषण में योगदान (पीएम 2.5)*

गर्मी के मौसम मेंइंडस्ट्री –  22 फीसद

सर्दी के मौसम मेंइंडस्ट्री –  30 फीसद

आंकड़ेएआरएआई और टीईआरआई

*मुआवजे की स्कीम से भी मिला फायदा*

दिल्ली प्रदूषण नियंत्रण कमेटी को 2017-18 में प्रदूषित केमिकल से संचालित इंडस्ट्री को CNG में बदलने पर मुआवजा देने के आदेश मुख्यमंत्री केजरीवाल ने दिए थे। इसके तहत छोटी इंडस्ट्री को पचास हजार और बड़ी इंडस्ट्री को एक लाख रुपये का मुआवजा दिया गया। इस कारण भी तमाम इंडस्ट्री ने खुद को CNG में बदला।

विभिन्न आंकड़ों में यह बात सामने आई कि दिल्ली की हवा को दूषित करने में इंडस्ट्री से होने वाले प्रदूषण का भी बड़ा योगदान है। इस कारण सरकार ने प्रदूषित केमिकल से इंडस्ट्री संचालन को बंद करने की तरफ कदम बढ़ाया। इसी का नतीजा है कि 95 फीसद इंडस्ट्री सीएनजी से संचालित हो रही है। हमारी कोशिश है कि इस आंकड़े को सौ फीसद पर पहुंचाया जाए।” – श्री  कैलाश गहलोतपर्यावरण मंत्री

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CM @ArvindKejriwal visits colonies in Gole Market, Kohat Enclave and Burari, at ground visits against dengue across the city #DelhiGovernance #Participation #Swaraj #AAPatWork

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MINISTER
GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI
NEW DELHI: 15/09/2019

CM Shri Kejriwal visits residential colonies to take stock of the campaign against dengue on the ground; urges people to join the campaign

  • CM interacts with people in Gole Market, Kohat Enclave and Burari

  • Doctors warned of steep spike in cases this year; only a mass movement can protect Delhi from dengue epidemic: CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal

  • Impact of campaign already visible; fewer cases of dengue this year: CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: On the third Sunday of the ‘10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’ campaign, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal visited residential areas of the city to check whether people were inspecting their homes for clean stagnant water as part of the fight against dengue. The chief minister visited residents in the Gole Market area of his constituency, Kohat Enclave and Burari.

“All of Delhi is like my family. Like we care for our own family, I am concerned about the health and well-being of the people of Delhi. This is why we are running this mega drive to protect people from dengue,” said the chief minister, at Gole Market.

Commenting on why his government launched this campaign this year, he said, “In 2015, 15,000 people had contracted dengue and 60 people had lost their lives. In 2018, Delhi had just 2,700 cases. We were warned by doctors that this year there is likely to be a sudden spike in cases because the dengue outbreak follows a cycle of 3-4 years. We didn’t want Delhi to suffer from an epidemic. This is why we have started this mega drive against dengue.”

On the impact of the campaign, CM Shri Kejriwal said, “I am very happy to report that this year there is a steep reduction in the number of cases of dengue.”

When CM Shri Kejriwal visited Kohat Enclave, he was told by a group of residents that they were not very concerned by dengue. Vikas Goyal, a resident of the colony said that they were fortunate that they lived in a clean neighbourhood and did not run the risk of contracting dengue. Correcting this misconception, the chief minister said, “Many of us have a misconception that dengue mosquitoes breed in dirty water. It is very important to be aware of the fact that the dengue mosquito only breeds in clean water. Clean water is generally found only inside our homes and that is why this mosquito generally breeds inside our homes.”

“For example, if you leave clean water stagnant inside a cooler, flowerpot for 7-8 days, it will become a breeding spot for dengue. The dengue mosquito can only fly up to a range of 200 meters. So if anyone in your family has dengue there’s a high possibility that the mosquito was bred in your home or a neighbouring home,” he said, “And this is why we all have to check our homes every Sunday morning at 10 am for 10 minutes and encourage our neighbours to do the same. If we do this, no one in our family will ever get dengue.”

Explaining the rationale behind the stress on a weekly inspection, CM Shri Kejriwal said, “The dengue mosquito’s egg turns into a full grown mosquito in 8-10 days. So if we allow clean stagnant water to remain still for more than 7-8 days, it will definitely increase the chances for the mosquito to breed.”

“The good thing is that the solution to this is very simple. It will take just 10 minutes every Sunday morning for 10 weeks. All you have to do is pour out clean water wherever you find it in your house or your surroundings. It is as simple as that.”

Before stepping out of his home, CM Shri Kejriwal had posted pictures of him inspecting his own home for the third Sunday in a row, as he replaced water from flower pots. He tweeted, “Today is Sunday. I have just checked my home for dengue mosquito breeding spots. Have you checked yet? I will visit some of you today to check whether you have inspected your home yet. Maybe I will visit your home, too.”

MLAs Shri Jitender Singh Tomar and Shri Sanjeev Jha accompanied the chief minister during his visits to Kohat Enclave and Burari respectively. Directing his entire cabinet, the MLAs and councillors of Delhi to take the campaign to the people, the chief minister said that apart from himself, the entire Cabinet, MLAs and councillors were touring the city to encourage people to participate in the 10 Hafte 10 10 Baje 10 Minute campaign.

Nepal Ambassador Nilamber Acharya calls on Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal; discusses Nepal’s interest in happiness curriculum and Mohalla clinics #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

Ambassador of Nepal to India His Excellency Mr Nilamber Acharya on Wednesday called on the Delhi Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia at the Delhi Secretariat.

The Ambassador greeted the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister on the eve of India’s Independence Day and extended best wishes on behalf of the Nepalese government.

Ambassador Acharya congratulated the Chief Minister on his style of governance for a big and expanding city like Delhi. He said the people of Nepal are deeply attached with Delhi physically and emotionally, since a large of Nepalese people live and work in India’s national capital.

The Chief Minister shared with the Ambassador, the keen interest shown by many private schools of Nepal in the Happiness Curriculum in Delhi government schools, which recently completed its first year in schools.

Mr Kejriwal said the Delhi government will be happy to share its initiative with the Nepal government for their schools.

The Ambassador appreciated the work of Delhi government in the fields of Education and Health, and stated that how a big city like Delhi manages its electricity and water supply successfully is remarkable.

Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia invited the Ambassador to visit Delhi government’s Mohalla Clinics and schools.

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Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal leads and directs mass participation in fight against dengue #Wellness #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork #HealthyDelhi

CM directs entire Cabinet to hit the streets of Delhi to encourage mass participation in the fight against Dengue

  • Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia meets residents in Mayur Vihar and Pandav Nagar

  • Shri Satyendar Jain tours Pashchim Vihar; asks residents to inspect ACs and coolers for stagnant water

  • Minister Shri Imran Hussain hands pamphlets and posters to residents of Ballimaran

New Delhi: On the directions of the Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, the entire Cabinet of the Delhi government toured different parts of the city to check whether their constituents were inspecting their homes for dengue breeding spots. The campaign gained tremendous support from celebrities across Delhi and India like Kapil Dev, Javed Akhtar, Taapsee Pannu, among others. In the third week of the campaign, the chief minister directed his colleagues in the Cabinet to work towards encouraging mass participation in the campaign.

“The nature of dengue is such that only individual families can protect themselves from harm. Therefore, there is no alternative to a mass movement against dengue. I have asked other Ministers of the government to visit residential areas and encourage Delhiites to check their homes. Together, we can save Delhi from dengue,” said CM Shri Kejriwal.

After inspecting his own residence at 10 AM today morning, Deputy chief minister Shri Manish Sisodia met with small groups of residents in Manas Apartment, Acharya Niketan of Mayur Vihar Phase 1 and Pandav Nagar. He was assured by residents that they had become alert about stagnant water after Delhi government’s mega drive began on 1st September.

Health Minister Shri Satyendar Jain was seen personally visiting homes of residents in Pashchim Vihar and making people aware of the dangerous impact of allowing water inside coolers and near ACs to accumulate for more than a week. He explained to residents that the coolers and ACs inside our homes generate the most clean water that goes unchecked.

In Ballimaran, Minister Shri Imran Hussain, along with a group of local residents oversaw the distribution of pamphlets with information about dengue mosquito and the precautions residents must take to prevent dengue. He was seen handing informational material to people in the neighbourhood, apart from checking whether residents had conducted their weekly inspection.

Cabinet Ministers Shri Kailash Gahlot, Shri Rajendra Pal Gautam and Shri Gopal Rai also visited parts of the city as part of the campaign.

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Delhi Government provides relief to autorickshaw drivers; removes fitness fee and slashes compliances costs by 80% #PolicyForPeople #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MINISTER

GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI

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New Delhi: 13/08/2019

Cabinet approves major relief in various fees charged from autorickshaws

The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting on Tuesday, chaired by the Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal approved the Department of Transport’s proposal to revise the fees for various transactions of auto rickshaws.

The proposal of the Transport Department approved by the Cabinet is as follows :

Sr. No.

Auto Rickshaw fee / Penalty Details

Fee charged in 2016 (in Rs.)

Proposed fee

(in Rs.)

1.

Fitness Fee

600/- (Rs.400/- for conducting fitness test) (Rs.200/- for grant of certificate of fitness

0

2.

Fitness Penalty for Late Fee

1,000/- + 50/- (per day)

300/- + 20 (per day)

3.

Registration / Re-Registration

1,000

300/-

4.

Duplicate registration Certificate

500/-

150/-

5.

Transfer of Ownership

500/-

150/-

6.

Penalty

500/- (per month)

100/- (per month)

7.

Hire Purchase Addition

1500/-

500/-

Fees in respect of grant as well as renewal of permit is contained in Rule 59(1)(a) of Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993 which is Rs.1000/-.  It is proposed to reduce this fee to Rs.500/-.  An amendment would be required to be made in Rule 59(1)(a) to give effect to this proposal.

It is further decided that the following fee may not be charged from auto rickshaw owners / drivers and the same shall be paid by Transport Department :-

GPS Tracking Charges [presently being charged @ Rs.100/- per month plus GST];

Charges for SIM [presently being charged @ Rs.495/- plus GST per year].

All fresh changes shall come into effect from 1st September, 2019.  Only the fees in respect of grant as well as renewal of permit is contained in Rule 59(1)(a) of Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993, shall come into effect from 15th October by when necessary changes in DMVR shall be made by Transport Department.

Background

1.                     The Auto Rickshaw owners / drivers have to pay fee for various transactions to the Transport Department / Government of NCT of Delhi.  Categories of transactions for which fee is required to be paid by auto rickshaw owners / drivers, are as under :-

            Fitness fee

            Fitness penalty for late fee

            Registration / Re-registration

            Duplicate Registration Certificate

            Transfer of Ownership

            Penalty

            Hire Purchase Addition

            Permit (Grant / Renewal)

Apart from above, GPS Tracking Charges are being paid @ Rs.100/- per month plus GST.  Also they have to pay SIM charges @ Rs.495/- plus GST per year.

Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal and water activist Abid Surti work with MLA @attorneybharti to replicate leak detection program for water management in Malviya Nagar #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

Malviya Nagar water leakage prevention initiative to be a pilot for Delhi : Shri Arvind Kejriwal  

·         CM says he is impressed with veteran water warrior Aabid Surti’s work

·         Surti ji’s water leakage prevention programme to be emulated in Delhi  

 

Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday night addressed a gathering at Neeti Bagh Club on the topic of water leakage prevention. Given below is the text of his speech :

The way migration is taking place towards urban areas and the population is exploding, water is certainly to be a major challenge in the coming days.

I had heard so much about noted water warrior and writer Aabid Surti ji and his work in the field of water conservation, I am happy that he is present here today.

The proposal of Malviya Nagar MLA, Shri Somnath Bharti that he will form teams and go door-to-door in entire Malviya Nagar to follow Surti ji’s model of water conservation, will be treated as a pilot project. The results of this pilot project and lessons learnt here will help us in deciding better on how this project can be implemented across Delhi.

According to Surti ji’s model, they knock on the doors of the people and appeal to them to check whether there is any form of water leakage in the household from any source – either taps or tanks and in case of any leakages, those are fixed immediately by plumbers who are part of the team, this minimises any water loss.

The kind of passion Surti ji has, is actually required in carrying out such a noble mission.

Niti Aayog has recently come out with a list of 21 cities which are going to face a major water crisis, this includes Delhi also. I believe that water is going to be a major challenge in the coming days, but I am of the view that the Niti Aayog report is a bit alarmist. I am not commenting about other cities, but I can say with certainty about Delhi that the kind of effective steps that your government here is taking with regards to water conservation in active cooperation with the people of Delhi, this city will not face any alarming situation on the water front.  

On the contrary, I can say with confidence that in the coming four-five years, we will be able to provide the residents of Delhi with 24 hours water supply.    

I would like to inform you that in 2015, when we assumed office only 58 % of Delhiites were getting piped water rest of Delhi was being supplied water through tankers, today within four and a half years, the number of Delhiites getting piped water has significantly risen to 93 %.

I think many times that if in the national capital of India, the condition is that even after seven decades of Independence, the entire population is not getting piped water what would be the plight of rest of the country?

We took it upon ourselves as a mission to provide piped drinking water to entire Delhi, and among the seven percent now remaining area, there are legal difficulties – like these may be colonies in forest areas, or on ASI land. Barring these, in all other areas of Delhi there will be piped water during the next year and a half and entire Delhi will get tap water.

When I took over I wanted to ensure that on a war footing water pipelines should be laid in the entire city and people should lead their lives with dignity and we wanted to get rid of this menace of tankers mafia.

Our next step is water management :

Currently some areas get one hour water supply, some get half an hour,  some areas get morning supply, some get evening supply – I am aware there are areas which get water supply at 3 AM, some get it at midnight. All this needs to be made systematic and as a first step water conservation will be the major initiative, water recharging and water recycling is being taken up on priority.

Major cities of the world are concentrating on water recycling and water recharging. Delhi government has made effective and elaborate plans on this front. Delhi does not have its own water, and it is dependant on Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for water. Haryana and Delhi are fighting cases in various courts on merely 150 cusecs water distribution.

Look at the irony, that during Monsoon there is so much water which Haryana cannot store and releases it into Yamuna. During rains in a single day, Haryana releases six lakh cusecs of water into Yamuna and with no other option, Delhi releases this water to Uttar Pradesh.

If we can store this water, and if we store single day’s water during rain for recharging, we can solve Delhi’s water shortage problem.

We have started a pilot for this, we are trying to recharge water on 40 acres to begin with on Yamuna floodplains by creating an underground natural reservoir by removing the top soil cover.

This is a natural reservoir  and if this pilot will be successful, then we plan to launch this meg-project on 1500 acres of Yamuna floodplains next year. The idea is that natural reservoirs will allow the rainwater from overflowing Yamuna to percolate downwards and this will help in increasing the ground water level to a great extent.

पानी का लीकेज रोकने की मालवीय नगर की पहल दिल्ली का पायलट प्रोजेक्ट होगा : श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल

–    मुख्यमंत्री श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल ने कहा कि आबिद सुरती जी के कामों से प्रभावित हुआ

–    मुख्यमंत्री ने कहासुरती जी के मॉडल का दिल्ली में अनुसरण किया जाएगा

 जानेमाने कार्टूनिस्टलेखक और जल संरक्षक आबिद सुरती के पानी बचाने का पायलट प्रोजेक्ट अब मालवीय नगर विधानसभा में होगा। इस पायलट प्रोजेक्ट के नतीजों के आधार पर इसे पूरी दिल्ली में लागूकिया जाएगा। मैं आबिद सुरती जी कामों से बहुत प्रभावित हुआ हूं। आबिद सुरती जी मॉडल का दिल्ली में अनुसरण किया जाएगा। दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल ने मालवीय नगर में आयोजित एक कार्यक्रम केदौरान इसकी घोषणा की।

इस मौके पर मुख्यमंत्री ने कहानीति आयोग ने 21 शहरों की एक लिस्‍ट निकाली है जहां पर आने वाले समय में पानी की बहुत समस्‍या होने वाली है। दिल्ली का भी उसमें नाम है। मैं मानता हूं‍ कि आने वाले समय में पानीबहुत बड़ी चुनौती होने वाली है लेकिन मैं ये भी समझता हूं कि ये जो रिपोर्ट है ये थोड़ी सी ज्यादा अलार्म क्रिएट कर रही है। बाकी जगहों के बारे में मैं उतना नहीं जानता लेकिन दिल्‍ली के बारे में मैं ये कह सकता हूं कि आपकीअपनी सरकार  आप सब लोगों के साथ मिलकर दिल्‍ली के अंदर जोजो कदम उठा रही है उससे हम उतनी अलार्मिंग सिचुएशन बिलकुल भी पैदा नहीं होने देंगे। बल्कि हमारा तो ये मानना है कि अगले 4-5 साल के अंदरदिल्‍ली में हम 24 घंटे पीने के पानी का इंतजाम कर देंगे।

उन्होंने कहा कि मैंने जल बोर्ड के साथ 3 घंटे की लंबी बैठक की हैजिसमें इस बात पर चर्चा हुई है कि दिल्‍ली में पीने के पानी का हमें किसी भी तरह से इंतजाम करना है। जब हम लोगों ने साढ़े चार साले पहले दिल्‍ली कीजिम्‍मेदारी सम्‍भाली थी तब दिल्ली के 58 प्रतिशत घरों में पीने का पानी नल से आया करता था। बाकी दिल्‍ली में टैंकर से पानी जाया करता था। आप सोच सकते हैं और मुझे भी कई बार लगता है कि 70साल में हम देश कीराजधानी में घरघर के अंदर टोंटी से पानी नहीं पहुंचा पाये तो बाकि देश का क्‍या हाल होगा। साल 2015 में 58 प्रतिशत घरों में टोंटी से पानी जा रहा था आज 93 प्रतिशत दिल्‍ली में टोंटी से पानी जा रहा है। बहुत बड़े स्‍केल केऊपर हमने पानी की पाइप लाइन बिछाने का काम दिल्‍ली में किया है और सात प्रतिशत दिल्‍ली जो बची है उसमें भी फॉरेस्‍ट एरिया में जो कॉलोनियां हैं और जो एएसआई के मॉन्युमेंट्स के एरिया में कॉलोनियां आती हैंउनमें हम कानूनी वजह से पाइप लाइन नहीं बिछा सकतेको छोड़ दिया जाए तो बाकी सारी दिल्‍ली के अंदर आने वाले एक से डेढ़ साल के अंदर दिल्‍ली में पीने के पानी की पाइप लाइन बिछ जायेगी और घरघर के अंदरटोंटी से पानी जायेगा। ये मेरा सबसे पहला मिशन था कि युद्ध स्तर पर पानी की पाइप लाइन बिछाई जाएगी।  कम से कम लोगों को इज्‍जत से पानी तो मिल सके और वाटर टैंकर माफिया से छुटकारा मिल सके।

मुख्यमंत्री श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल ने कहा कि बहुत सारे इलाके ऐसे हैं जहां पर कहीं एक घंटा पानी आता हैकहीं आधा घंटा पानी आता हैकहीं डेढ घंटा पानी आता हैकहीं सुबह पानी आता हैकहीं पर शाम को आता हैकहीं रातको तीन बजे आता है कहीं रात को चार बजे आता है। अब हमें पानी के मेनेजमेंट को ठीक करना हैपानी को कंजर्व करना है। हमें ज्यादा से ज्यादा पानी कंजर्व करना होगा। ज्यादा से ज्यादा पानी बचाना होगा। पानी कोरिचार्ज करना होगा। ज्यादा से ज्यादा ग्राउंड वाटर रिचार्ज करना होगा। बारिश के पानी को रोकना होगा। पानी के इस्तेमाल के बाद बचे गंदे पानी को रिसाइकिल करना होगा।

दुनिया भर के शहर बहुत बड़े स्‍तर के ऊपर पानी को रिचार्ज और रिसाइकिल कर रहे हैं। हमारे देश के अंदर ये नहीं हो पा रहा है। इसके लिए भी दिल्‍ली सरकार ने बहुत बड़े प्‍लान बनाये हैं। दिल्‍ली के पास अपना पानी नहींहै। हम हरियाणा और उत्‍तर प्रदेश से पानी लेते हैं। हरियाणा से हमारा पानी के ऊपर लड़ाईझगड़ा खूब चलता रहता है और कोर्ट में केस चल रहे हैं। 150 क्‍यूसेक पानी के लिए हमारा हरियाणा से झगड़ा चल रहा है। कई सालोंसे सुप्रीम कोर्ट में केस चल रहा है। बारिश के दिनों में एक दिन में पानी इतना हो जाता है कि हरियाणा उसको रोक नहीं सकता। हरियाणा को उसको यमुना में बहाना पड़ता है। बारिश के दिनों में एक दिन में हरियाणा यमुनाके अंदर 6 लाख क्‍यूसेक पानी छोड़ता है। पिछले कई सालों से हम सुप्रीम कोर्ट में 110 क्‍यूसेक पानी के लिए हरियाणा से लड़ रहे हैं। 6 लाख क्‍यूसेक पानी हरियाणा एक दिन में यमुना में छोड़ देता है और हम यमुना से फिरआगे उत्‍तर प्रदेश में छोड़ देते हैं क्‍योंकि हम भी उसको रोक नहीं पाते। अगर उस पानी को हम रोक लें और एक दिन के पानी को अगर हम उसको अपनी जमीन के अंदर किसी तरह से कंजर्व कर लें तो पूरे साल की पूरीदिल्‍ली के पानी की समस्या खत्‍म हो जायेगी। इस पर हम एक पायलट प्रोजेक्ट कर रहे हैं। यमुना के किनारे 40 एकड़ जमीन हम लोगों ने अभी ली है। उस 40 एकड़ जमीन में हम लोगों ने एक मीटर गड्डा खोदा है।अभी समस्या ये थी कि जमीन के ऊपरी सतह पर एग्रीकल्चर हो रही थी। एग्रीकल्चर की वजह से फर्टिलाइजर की वहज से उसके ऊपर एक मिट्टी की परत पड़ गई थी जिसकी वहज से पानी परक्‍यूलेट नहीं होता था। हमने वोएक मीटर गड्डा खोद कर वो सारी परत हटा दी अब नीचे सारी रेत ही रेत है। वो जो रेत है वो बहुत बड़ा पानी का बहुत बड़ा रिजर्व वायर है। 40 मीटर डीप रेत है और कई किलोमीटर चौड़ी रेत है। ये पानी का इतना बड़ा रिजर्ववायर है। इसके लिए हमें कोई अलग से जगह नहीं बनानी। जब बाढ़ आयेगीजब यमुनाओवरफ्लो होगी तो इस गड्डे में पानी थोड़ी देर रुकेगा तो वो पानी परक्‍यूलेट कर जायेगा नहीं तो यमुना जब बहती है तो पानी कोपरक्‍यूलेट करने का टाइम नहीं मिलता। इससे वो पानी रुकेगा और वो पानी नीचे परक्‍यूलेट करेगा पानी साइड में जायेगा तो इस बार हम पानी की स्‍पीड नापेंगे। कुछ प्रयोग करेंगे कि कितनी स्‍पीड से नीचे जाता है औरकितनी स्‍पीड से साइड में जाता है। अगले साल लगभग 1500 एकड़ जमीन अधिग्रहीत करके हम उसमें इसी तरह के गड्डे खोदकर पानी को स्‍टोर करेंगे।

मुख्यमंत्री श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल ने कहामैं पूरी जिम्‍मेदारी के साथ कह सकता हूं कि दिल्‍ली में पानी की कमी नहीं होने देंगे। एक बात औरसिंगापुर में भी पानी की बहुत कमी है लेकिन वो सारा गंदा पानी लेते हैं और उसकोसाफ करते हैं और वो उसको साफ करने के बाद अपनी नदी के कई किलोमीटर दूर नदी में छोड़ देते हैं वो नदी से पानी बहता हुआ आता है तो उसमें ऑक्‍सीजन भी मिल जाती है और आगे आने पर उसे वाटर ट्रीटमेंट प्‍लांट मेंउसको साफ करके उसको वापस शहर को देते हैं। इसी तरह से कनाडा में भी होता है। इसी तरह से दुनिया के कई अन्य शहरों में भी होता है। ये हमारे देश में कभी नहीं हुआ। इसको हम पहली बार लागू करने जा रहे हैं। हमेंइसके लिए सभी जरूरी अनुमति मिल गई है। हम यमुना में इसको पल्ला में छोंडेंगे और वजीराबाद में पानी को कैप्‍चर करेंगे। वहां पर वाटर ट्रीटमेंट प्‍लांट में साफ करके लगभग 100 एमजीडी पानी मिलेगा। मुझे लगता हैकि अगले तीन साल के अंदर आज दिल्‍ली में जितना पानी उपलब्ध हैउसमें हम आने वाले तीन से चार साल के अंदर 50 फीसदी का इजाफा करेंगे। हमारा पहला लक्ष्य ये था कि सबसे पहले सबके घर में पाइप लाइन बिछादें। दूसरा लक्ष्य ये है कि उसके बाद पानी के प्रबंधन को ठीक करें। पानी की उपलब्धता को बढ़ाएं ताकि आप लोगों को 24 घंटे पानी हम दे सकें।