Bihar government is reportedly planning to procure six more electric vehicles for the state capital. Out of the four one of the electric vehicles be used by deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi.
Sushil Modi speaking to a local news paper said “Apart from me, the chief secretary will also use electric vehicle. The remaining four vehicles will also be used by either senior officials or ministers.”
TOI citing sources reports that two electric vehicles have already been procured by the state government
Transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal speaking to the publication said “At present, two electric vehicles are being used by chief minister Nitish Kumar.”
Earlier, CM Nitish used first electric car in the state on July 25 for travelling to the state legislative assembly. He had said that electric mobility was a step towards clean and green environment.
“People can also buy electric vehicles from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). They can take these vehicles on lease as well,” Agarwal said and added: “In a bid to promote electric vehicles, the state government will provide 50% rebate on road tax and GST to the buyers.”
Agarwal also said EESL will set up 10 direct current (DC) charging stations in different areas of Patna. “The electric vehicle owners can use domestic charging points as well. However, for fast charging, they should use charging stations,” he said.