New Delhi (NVI): In line with the government’s policy to promote eco-friendly vehicles, two units of Tata Tigor E-vehicles were flagged off by the Rajya Sabha Secretary General Desh Deepak Verma here today.
After the flagging off, Chairman of the Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu inspected the vehicles.
The vehicles have been recently hired by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat for providing transport facility to the Members of Rajya Sabha, an official statement said.
The vehicles have been hired in line with the policy of the Union Government for active promotion of electric vehicles, given its eco-friendly nature and sustainability.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) a 100 percent owned subsidiary of Ministry of Power, which has been entrusted with the responsibility of promoting the use of electric vehicles was consulted in this regard.
The clientele of EESL includes PMO, various Ministries and the Lok Sabha Secretariat.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary General, Rajya Sabha stated that, keeping in view the prevailing pollution in Delhi and the adverse impact of climate change in the world, it becomes all the more necessary to explore alternate source of energy which are clean, green and pollution free.
The Rajya Sabha Secretariat has taken a step in this direction by adding two electric vehicles in its fleet and made its contribution in combating the menace of pollution and for mitigating the effects of climate change.
These vehicles will ferry the Members of Parliament from one place to another within the Parliament Complex, he added.