LPG FED FOUR WHEELERS WILL ALSO BE EXEMPTED IN FORTHCOMING ODD-EVEN DRIVE IN DELHI : SATYENDAR JAIN

LPG FED FOUR WHEELERS WILL ALSO BE EXEMPTED IN FORTHCOMING ODD-EVEN DRIVE IN DELHI : SATYENDAR JAIN

LPG FED FOUR WHEELERS WILL ALSO BE EXEMPTED IN FORTHCOMING ODD-EVEN DRIVE IN DELHI : SATYENDAR JAIN

 

No.PR-207
March 2, 2016
New Delhi
 

LPG FED FOUR WHEELERS WILL ALSO BE EXEMPTED IN FORTHCOMING ODD-EVEN DRIVE IN DELHI : SATYENDAR JAIN
 

MEDICINE DISTRIBUTION IN GOVT. HEALTH FACILITIES IN DELHI TO BE OUTSOURCED TO PRIVATE PARTIES
 

LPG fed and generated autos and four wheelers would be exempted from prohibition to ply on Delhi roads and lanes during the second phase of forthcoming odd-even drive, commencing from April 15, 2016, according to Minister of Public Work Department, Government of NCT of Delhi Mr. Satyendar Jain.
 

Addressing a Conference on “Need of Environmentally Sustainable Urban Transport System in India” under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Jain also said, “it would be a firmer persuasive attempt of the Delhi government to make sure the capacity of car pooling is accelerated to nearly 50% in the second phase of the odd-even formula as against that of 30% capacity utilization of car pooling in its first phase”.
 

Responding to the suggestion mooted by the PHD Chamber during the conference for seeking to exempt LPG fed autos and other such smaller four wheelers during the second phase of odd-even drive since it is equally cleaner fuel on par with CNG, the Minister assured saying that the suggestion is well taken for its implementation.
 

“Pollution has become a serious menace to handle for authorities and ensuring cleaner fuel for transport sector is one of the top priorities of the government of the day in NCT of Delhi and it is in this background that the government would encourage electric vehicles for movement of masses including goods and commodities in course of time. In my view, electric vehicles would be the suitable mode of transport for the people of Delhi in next 4-5 years”, declared the Minister.
 

The Delhi government, according to the minister has identified 11 roads on which separate pavements would be created for pedestrians and link them suitably to metro stations to improve last mile connectivity to encourage walking and cycling on them.  This would be one measure that would reduce and tame the pollution also.
 

Mr. Jain made another disclosure stating that the health department of the NCT of Delhi has also decided to completely outsource distribution of medicines in all government hospitals owned by Delhi government including its health and community centre through a private placement, the cost of which is estimated between Rs.15-20 crores against the present dispensation of Rs.81 crore which is currently regulated by the government.
 

The minister slammed the bureaucracy and police and their increasing nexus with the politicians, admitting that the AAP government has not yet succeeded completely taming the two, hoping that in the remaining period of its tenure in power, it would melt bureaucracy and police to serve the people.
 

Among others who participated in the Conference comprised Sr. Vice President, PHD Chamber Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka, its Chairman, Roads, Ports & Other Infrastructure  Committee, Mr. Ashish Mohan Wig; Director General, Indian Auto LPG Coalition, Mr. Suyash Gupta; CEO, National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project, Mr. Sanjay Bandopadhyaya; Secretary General, PHD Chamber, Mr. Saurabh Sanyal and its Director, Dr. Ranjeet Mehta.
 

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)