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According to its operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the Delhi airport decided to replace all of its vehicles with electric vehicles in the next 4 months under the Green Transportation Program. This will allow it to lower its annual greenhouse gas emissions.
Inducting 62 electric vehicles at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s airport side, which includes a taxiway, runway, and apron will reduce around 1,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases annually.
DIAL’s announcement about the Green Transportation Program is made on the sidelines of World Environment Day.
In order to meet the needs of these vehicles, and other stakeholders, the airport operator announced that it would install fast-charging stations and high voltage outlets in strategic locations.
DIAL worked closely with the original equipment manufacturers to modify the EVs in order to install airport-related facilities specific equipment. It works closely with IGI stakeholders to ensure smoother adoption of electric vehicles in the airport.
DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, talking about the development, said, “DIAL has set a target to make Delhi Airport a Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport by 2030, and is continuously working to achieve this goal. We are planning to eliminate all the light vehicles of petrol and diesel in a phased manner from Delhi Airport and use electric vehicles instead.”
It is a significant step forward to adopt electric vehicles to manage airport operations. Jaipuriar stated that it is an innovative initiative of any Indian airport to create a clean transport environment.
DIAL has currently facilitated the use of electric buses to transport passengers from Terminal 3 towards the Passenger Transport Centre building. Jaipuriar stated that DIAL is aiming to be a “Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport (NZCEA),” by 2030.