In an effort to boost the city's green tag, BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) Monday launched an initiative in which free charging facility will be provided for the electric car REVA.

Ramesh Narayanan, the CEO of BYPL, said: “Working towards energy conservation is a step in the right direction to combat global warming. Therefore such initiatives can alleviate today’s concerns on climate and environment.”

The launch was timed with the National Energy Conservation Day, Monday.

While the free charging facility will be available in parts of central and east Delhi to begin with, it will soon be launched in other parts of the capital.

“Over the next few months, more of these charging facilities will be installed at conveniently located BYPL premises,” Mr. Narayanan added.

“Delhi registers the highest number of cars and their per capita usage in India. I sincerely hope that with the increasing popularity of less polluting electric vehicles, it is only a matter of time that the environment conscious Delhiites reduce their carbon foot print and switch to greener modes of transport,” he added.