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Increasing craze of electric vehicles, more than 18 lakh vehicles registered


UP and Delhi are at the forefront in terms of EV sales.
So far more than 18 lakh electric vehicles have been registered in the country.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari gave this information.

New Delhi. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari told on Wednesday that more than 18 lakh vehicles have been registered in India. Of these, maximum number of EVs were registered in UP, Delhi and Maharashtra. The Road Transport and Highways Minister said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that maximum number of electric vehicles have been registered in Uttar Pradesh (4,14,978), Delhi (1,83,74) and Maharashtra (1,83,74).

Gadkari further said that Maharashtra has the maximum number of EV Charging Stations (PCS) at 660, followed by Delhi (539) and Tamil Nadu (439). He said that a total of 5,151 public EV charging stations are operational in India.

ANPR based system
Modern techniques are being used to eliminate any congestion along the national highways, he added. According to the minister, a pilot project of the ANPR-based system has been implemented along parts of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

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In this system, the applicable fee is collected from the FASTag on the basis of entry and exit of vehicles captured through ANPR cameras. In response to another question, Gadkari said that there are 719 such projects in various states where the construction work of National Highways has been delayed to some extent due to the delay in monsoon in many states and the Kovid-19 pandemic.

Char Dham Road Project
On the Char Dham road project, Gadkari said that out of 53 packages with a total length of 825 km in Uttarakhand, 43 packages with a total length of 683 km have been approved. He said, out of these, 21 packages with a length of 291 km have been completed, 2 packages are yet to be given, 1 package was not approved and the remaining 19 packages with a length of 366 km are in different stages of progress.

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The Char Dham road project was originally scheduled to be completed by March 2022. However, the program got delayed mainly due to litigation related to forest and environment clearances in various courts. The project is being monitored by an HPC for non-strategic roads (Rudraprayag Gaurikund and Dharasu Bend Jankichatti) and a vigilance committee has been constituted for strategic roads (Rishikesh Mana, Rishikesh Gangotri and Tanakpur Pithoragarh) as directed .

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