Rajya Sabha secretariat hires e-vehicles to transport members within parliament premises

E-vehicles in Indian parliament Photograph:( ANI )

ANI New Delhi, India Nov 16, 2019, 08.16 AM (IST)

Rajya Sabha Secretary-General Desh Deepak Verma on Friday flagged off two units of E-vehicle transport facility for ferrying members in the parliament premises.

Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also inspected the E-vehicles after they were flagged off.

The vehicles have been hired in line with the policy of the Central government for active promotion of electric vehicles, given its eco-friendly nature and sustainability.

Speaking on the occasion, Verma 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 the alternative 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," he said.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Ministry of Power, Government of India, which has been entrusted with the responsibility of promoting the use of electric vehicles was consulted in this regard, informed the secretariat in a statement.

These vehicles will ferry the Members of Parliament from one place to another within the Parliament complex.