Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

20% Growth In EVs Registered In June to December YoY: Minister

Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar, mention in a written reply to the parliament that ‘There has been no slowdown in the sale of electric vehicles in the country during the previous two months.’ The statement comes even as talk of removing the FAME 2 subsidy for electric vehicles in the near […]

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Buying An EV in India: Tax, Incentives, Rebates

Switch to EVs in India has become a necessity as the nation aims toward its goal of carbon neutrality by the year 2070, as announced at CoP26, 2021. The recent upsurge in fuel prices has also smoothened the road for EV’s. And helping it along is a slew of incentives from the government to help […]

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EV Sector Should Switch to Completely Indigenous Batteries: Nitin Gadkari

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways asked the EV industry to shift towards indigenous battery technologies. With electric vehicles (EVs) fast becoming the new reality, the need to emerge as pioneers in developing leading battery and power-train technologies, the ministry stated. In a statement, “Noting that the challenge we presently face is the control on […]

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Solar Has Huge Potential to Benefit Energy Extensive Sectors, says Gadkari

Solar sector has a huge potential and it can help in reducing the electricity cost significantly, said Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Road Transport and Highways (MORTH). The Minister said during a meeting with the members of Maha Solar Sangathan, via video conferencing, to understand the opportunities […]

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Former Union Secretary of MORTH Vijay Chhibber Appointed as EPTA’s Director General

The Electric Power Transmission Association (EPTA) has appointed Vijay Chhibber, former Union Secretary of MORTH, as its new Director General with effect from April 08, 2020.   In his new role, Chhibber will be primarily responsible for engaging with stakeholders to further the goal of reliable 24×7 power supply through development of least-cost transmission system […]

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Sitharaman Holds Pre-Budget Consultation with Experts of Energy, Climate Change, Infra Sec

In a step towards the preparation of General Budget 2020-21, Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, held 7th Pre-Budget consultation on Friday with various industry stakeholders. During the meeting, the infrastructure sector stakeholders and experts from the energy sector and climate change were present as the General Budget is scheduled to […]

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