Govt subsidy for purchase of 4-stroke autos


Speaking to reporters after flagging off 50 new four-stroke LPG run ‘Green Autos’ in front of the Vidhana Soudha here, Ashoka said it is now mandatory for all new autorickshaws registered to be compliant with the new norms of the Transport Department, including a phase-out of all existing two-stroke autos.

There are an estimated 50,000 two-stroke autos running in the City, according to the Transport Department.
Ashok further announced that a subsidy of Rs 3,000 will be given for purchase of a new LPG kit and Rs 1,000 for changeover to a new digital meter. “The new initiatives have been brought into effect to reduce vehicular pollution and make autos more people-friendly. We have even written to autorickshaw manufacturers to supply only four-stroke vehicles to Karnataka. The installation of digital meters will reduce instances of meter tampering,” the minister added.

Corpus fund
The subsidy for purchase of autos is being given from a corpus Rs 30 lakh fund established by the Transport Department. It will be given to autodrivers on a first-come-first-served basis.

Currently there are an estimated 800 new Green Autos, already plying in the City. This scheme could later be extended to other parts of the State in a phased manner, according to the Transport Department. 

With a eye-catching colour combination of Yellow soft-top and Forest Green body, the new autos, the Transport Department hopes will gradually attract more people to it and reduce vehicular pollution.

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