Electrical car or truck (EV) product sales are on a constant increase, and a lot more than 18 lakh electric cars have by now been registered in India, in accordance to Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Highway, Transportation and Highways (MoRTH). Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Maharashtra have emerged as the foremost states in EV gross sales as the utmost range of electrical vehicles has been registered in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Delhi and Maharashtra. Gadkari also talked about that Maharashtra has the most variety of operational community EV charging stations (PCS) at 660, adopted by Delhi (539) and Tamil Nadu (439). At present, there are 5,151 public EV charging stations which are operational in India. The minister explained this in a composed reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Replying to a separate issue, Gadkari said with implementation of the digital fee collection process, website traffic congestion at charge plazas on highways has been reduced substantially. He additional that a pilot job of the ANPR-based technique has been carried out on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. In this procedure, applicable consumer rate is deducted from FASTags based mostly on the entry and exit of the cars as captured by ANPR cameras.
Gadkari also stated that there are 719 assignments throughout various states in which development is effective on Countrywide Highways were delayed to an extent owing to the protracted monsoon in several states and the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Char Dham highway challenge, Gadkari reported out of 53 packages covering a overall size of 825 km in Uttarakhand, 43 packages with a full duration of 683 km have been sanctioned.