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Gadkari told how 5 crore jobs will be created; Made this big claim on toll tax also

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BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday that one crore electric vehicles are expected to be sold annually in India by 2030. He said that this will create about 5 crore jobs in the country. Addressing the 19th EV Expo 2023, he said that according to the vehicle data, 34.54 lakh EVs are already registered in India. The Union Minister stressed that India has the potential to become the world’s top EV manufacturer and the government is committed to making the country self-reliant in clean energy production.

‘Government intends to promote EV’

Gadkari said that the government has given permission to convert existing polluting vehicles into hybrid and full EVs. He said that the rules for this have been finalized and the technology has been demonstrated successfully. He said the government intends to rapidly promote EVs in public transport and logistics. Earlier on Wednesday, Gadkari had said that the government will introduce new technology including GPS-based toll collection system by March next year to replace the existing system of highway toll plazas.

What is the purpose of bringing GPS-based toll system?

Let us tell you that the purpose of bringing GPS-based toll system is to reduce traffic on the highway and to charge fees for the exact distance travelled. Gadkari had said, ‘The government is considering introducing new technologies including GPS-based toll system to transform the toll plaza system in the country. We will start new GPS satellite-based toll collection across the country by March next year. He had said that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has also run two pilot projects of Automatic Number Plate Recognition System to enable automatic toll collection without stopping the trains.

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