The chief minister appealed to people to cycle as often as possible, saying it is an affordable and environment-friendly mode of commuting.
The automobile company noted that there was no point in restricting movement of diesel vehicles when they met the country's mandated norms.
Additional Chief Secretary of Home department Sanjeev Chopra said the State emergency response centre is now fully functional with 124 call-takers and 551 vehicles to provide the services.
As per the policy, vehicle registration fees and motor vehicle tax will be waived off during the stipulated period.
Of the total amount, Rs 25,938 crore has been set aside for the auto sector, while Rs 120 crore will be offered to encourage production of drones and their parts.
Initially, close to 30 companies including Mahindra Electric, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Hero Electric, and Swiggy among others attended the kick-off meeting chaired by Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
The instructions came in the aftermath of the brutal rape and murder of a woman in suburban Sakinaka last week, which bore some similarity to the 2012 'Nirbhaya' gang-rape case of Delhi.
With the entire world working towards reducing carbon footprint, the Karnataka transport and energy department are also trying to address the issue by giving a boost to electric vehicles.
State-run Convergence Energy Services Ltd has floated a Rs 3,000 crore tender to buy one lakh electric three-wheelers for different use categories.
Tata Steel has tied up with an Indian startup to pursue its aspiration of deploying EVs for transportation of finished steel.
The company had in 2018 introduced the technology in its premium vehicles sold through the NEXA outlets.
The carmaker had last month said that a price hike was necessary, as it looks to protect its profitability amid a steep rise in commodity prices.
The new Tigor EV is available in three variants: XE, XM, XZ+ (XZ+ Dual Tone option available), which come with an 8 year and 160,000 KM battery and motor warranty for the EV owners.
Two luxury vehicles, hired by a Palluruthy resident which were smuggled to Tamil Nadu, were recovered by a police team on Saturday.