Exemption to Battery Operated Transport Vehicles from permit says Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Cutting down Vehicular Emission
Cutting down Vehicular Emission

PIB News Update:Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has informed that In order to cut down vehicles emission by boosting the operation of electric vehicles, the Government, vide S.O. 5333(E) dated 18th October, 2018 has granted exemption to the Battery Operated Transport Vehicles from the requirements of permit. The Government has also notified that the registration mark for Battery Operated Vehicles to be on a Green background for their identification. Further, the Government vide, G.S.R. 1225(E), dated 20th December, 2018 had notified certain specifications for the grant of licence to the age group of 16-18 years to drive gearless electric two wheeler upto 4.0 KW. These measures will create a favourable ecosystem for growth of electric vehicles in public transport and shared mobility and boost the demand for environment friendly vehicles in the country. Ministry has also issued an advisory dated 17th  July, 2019 to all States and Union Territories to promote use of electric vehicles.

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