At present, the government is working on the scheme according to which use of commercial electric vehicles for city transport will be encouraged. This will be achieved by removing all necessary permits needed to run commercial vehicles in the country.
On Thursday, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari announced that it had been made official that all of the electric vehicles, cars with ethanol, methanol, bio-fuel and even CNG will be exempted from all necessary permits needed to run commercial vehicles in the country. Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari announced this at the 58th SIAM convention. This decision of the minister will help operators to get into the market to help build city transport.
Nitin Gadkari said, “I am happy to announce at this SIAM convention, that all EVs and all cars using alternative fuels like bio-fuel, ethanol, methanol and even CNG are now exempt of any commercial permits”
He also briefed that all kind of permits such as stage carrier permits, goods carriers, maxi cab, Contract Carriage Buses Permits, radio taxis and all India tourist permit etc. is a costly as well as a time-consuming affair for vehicle owners in order to get them and make them renew as well.
After the removal of these permits from the system, it will be very easy for vehicle owners as also for the fleet operators. Gadkari also revealed that the decision will also help electric vehicles as well as vehicles running on alternative fuels, which run on low carbon footprint and low emissions.