The Delhi Electric Vehicle policy in addition to a subsidy of Rs 30,000 also provides 5% interest subvention on loans and information about payment of EMIs, balance loans, etc.
The decision to tax app-based auto rides had come in only a few days after the Karnataka Transport Department announced a hike in fares for auto drivers.
The Transport Department received a total number of 19,885 applications till date for the registration of e-Autos, of which 19,187 were male applicants and 698 were female applicants.
It is believed that another factor for the phenomenon is free registrations.
District secretary of Auto Drivers Association (CITU) Jayamohan K said auto drivers are struggling as the minimum fare is inadequate to meet the fuel and other expenses.