Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday stated greater than 18 lakh electric vehicles are registered within the nation, with Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Maharashtra rising because the main states in EV gross sales.
The highway transport and highways minister, in a written reply within the Rajya Sabha, stated the utmost variety of electric vehicles has been registered in Uttar Pradesh (4,14,978), adopted by Delhi (1,83,74) and Maharashtra (1,79,087).
Gadkari additional stated Maharashtra has the utmost variety of operational public EV charging stations (PCS) at 660, adopted by Delhi (539) and Tamil Nadu (439).
A complete of 5,151 public EV charging stations are operational in India, he added.
Replying to a separate query, Gadkari stated with implementation of the digital charge assortment system, visitors congestion at charge plazas at highways has been diminished considerably.
“To be able to get rid of any congestion alongside National Highways, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is engaged on implementation of barrierless consumer charge assortment system primarily based on superior applied sciences,” he stated, including that NHAI has appointed an company for an in depth research on Computerized Quantity Plate Recognition (ANPR) know-how.
Based on the minister, a pilot venture of the ANPR-based system has been applied alongside stretches of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.
On this system, relevant consumer charges is deducted from FASTags primarily based on the entry and exit of the automobiles as captured by ANPR cameras.
Replying to a different query, Gadkari stated there are 719 initiatives throughout numerous states the place building works on National Highways was delayed to some extent because of protracted monsoon in lots of states and the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the Char Dham highway venture, Gadkari stated out of 53 packages masking a complete size of 825 kms in Uttarakhand, 43 packages with a complete size of 683 km have been sanctioned.
“Out of those, 21 packages masking a size of 291 km are full 2 packages are but to be awarded, 1 bundle was de-sanctioned and steadiness 19 packages masking a size of 366 km are in several levels of progress,” he added.
The Char Dham highway venture was initially scheduled for completion by March 2022.
Nonetheless, the programme was delayed primarily because of litigation associated to forest and setting clearance in numerous courts.
This venture is being reviewed/monitored by a Excessive Powered Committee (HPC) for non-strategic roads (Rudrarprayag Gaurikund and Dharasu Bend Jankichatti) and an oversight committee for strategic roads (Rishikesh Mana, Rishikesh Gangotri and Tanakpur Pithoragarh) constituted as per the route of the Supreme Court docket.
Gadkari famous that the sanction and completion of the steadiness a part of the venture relies on finalisation of Detailed Undertaking Reviews (DPRs) and execution of the works as per the instructions of the committee.
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