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‘Switch Delhi’: CM launches EV awareness campaign

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched ‘Switch Delhi’, a mass awareness campaign to sensitise people about the benefits of switching over to EVs (electric vehicles) as well as to make them aware of the incentives under Delhi’s EV Policy. Kejriwal said Delhi had to turn its EV adoption policy into a mass movement, a ‘Jan Andolan’, to have a collective commitment to decrease pollution by purchasing EVs.

The campaign aims at informing, encouraging and motivating each person in Delhi to switch over from polluting vehicles to zero-emission electric vehicles.

He also said the Delhi government had decided that all hired cars being engaged by various departments will now be EVs within the next six months. Kejriwal said, “To address the vehicular pollution in Delhi, in August 2020, the Delhi government notified the landmark Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy.

Our vision is that by 2024, at least 25 per cent of all vehicles in Delhi should be electric vehicles.” He pointed out that the Delhi government had rolled out a lot of incentives on the purchase of EVs. Incentives on EVs range from a maximum of Rs 30,000 for 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers and up to Rs 1,50,000 on the purchase of 4-wheelers.

The government has made road tax and registration fees also completely free on EVs. Since EVs cannot run on petrol, the Delhi government will issue tenders to develop 100 public charging stations spread across the city.

On the positive impact of the policy, Kejriwal said, “Since the launch of our EV policy last August, nearly 6000 new EVs have been registered in Delhi.

Maximum EVs have been registered under subsidies and the rest are in the process. This is not sufficient. We need to do much more to promote this on a large scale. We have to turn this into a mass movement, a ‘Jan Andolan’, which means that when we decide to purchase any vehicle for our home, office or business, it should be an EV to show our collective commitment to decrease pollution.”

Kejriwal appealed to every vehicle owner in Delhi to switch over from polluting vehicles to zero-emission electric vehicles. He also appealed to RWAs, market associations, delivery fleets and large corporate houses to play a major role in this regard.

He wanted business houses to set up charging points on their business premises.

source: The Statesman

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4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee

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Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions

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A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found

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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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