BANGALORE: Transport Minister R. Ashok on Tuesday said the Government will offer a subsidy of Rs. 10,000 to autorickshaw owners who wish to replace their two-stroke autorickshaws with four-stroke engines.
Green autos are fitted with four-stroke engines and run on LPG.While over 800 green auto rickshaws have so far been registered in the city, the Minister flagged 50 such vehicles at a ceremony in front of the Vidhana Soudha. He said green autos will become mandatory in Bangalore.
Besides subsidy for replacing the vehicle, the Government will offer Rs. 3,000 subsidy for installing LPG kits in autorickshaws across the State and Rs. 1,000 for installing digital meters.
With a combination of four-stroke autorickshaws, LPG as the fuel and digital meters, the Government aims at reducing environment pollution and enhancing passenger comfort.The subsidy will be offered to owners of existing autorickshaw owners so that their old vehicles are replaced with new four-stroke vehicles, Mr. Ashok said.