Of the total number of registered vehicles, nearly 5,450,000 are electric two-wheelers while 54,252 are four-wheelers or more.
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari informed Parliament on Thursday. The minister announced that out of the total number of vehicles, almost Rs 5.45 lakh are electric two-wheelers while 54,252 are four-wheelers or more electric, according to the centralized database VAHAN, as of August 3, 2022 .
The data also reveals that there are 2,950,000 two-wheelers and 18.47 million four-wheelers or more with CNG, ethanol, fuel cell hydrogen, LNG, LPG, solar and methanol fuels, in number of other types.
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Responding to a separate question about the development and maintenance of national highways, Gadkari said that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is primarily responsible for these highways, which are normally maintained. maintained in proper traffic condition.
These expressways deteriorate over time, especially during the rainy season and are affected by floods, landslides, heavy rains, etc. But MoRTH ensures that restoration work is carried out in time. time and traffic is restored to normal within the allotted time. time frame. Gadkari emphasized that the development and upgrading of National Highways is an ongoing process.
He informed the National Assembly that the Ministry of Road Transport was carrying out projects such as building highways, renovating and regenerating existing road surfaces, upgrading the capacity of existing National Highways, improving create and rebuild existing bridges and structures and construct Road Bridges (RoBs) on existing National Highways, depending on traffic demand.
In a separate development, last month, Gadkari laid the foundation stone for 5 road projects with a total value of 2,300 crore. In addition to the obvious benefit of smoother and faster road travel, projects are also being offered for sale as a major source of employment during the construction phase and will attract investments once completed. Fort.
(with input from PTI)
Date of first publication: August 4, 2022, 18:18 PM IST