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India’s Electric Vehicle Policy Likely To Follow ‘Transport For London’ Model

India’s Electric Vehicle Policy Likely To Follow ‘Transport For London’ Model

Snapshot: The centre is chalking out an infallible policy for the electric vehicles, which is likely to be based on the “Transport For London” model.

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In line with government’s plan to attain electric mobility in India by 2030, the centre is now chalking out an infallible policy for the electric vehicles, which is likely to be based on the “Transport For London” model, reports in media suggest.

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The reports further suggest that an agreement has been signed between the Transport department of India and London (Transport for London). Furthermore, the London model was presented before the transport ministers and most of them agreed to follow the same for drafting India’s EV policy.In a bid to improve public transportation system in the country, the union ministry for road transport and highways recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TfL.

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The Transport For London follows multiple models to curb traffic congestion in Greater London. These models are based on strategic combinations to represent the different decisions that an individual makes while planning an itinerary. The India’s policy, as confirmed by the Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, will be made with inputs from the World Bank. This model, as confirmed by the officials, has nine operators who provide drivers for the transportation system, while the conductors for the system belong to corporation or state.

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Auto giants and experts in India have been long asking for a clear policy roadmap to determine their plans in the segment. Considering that India does not have a proper infrastructure to support EVs, the carmakers are demanding clarity on the charging stations, without which it is difficult to attain all-electric mobility. In tandem with the government’s plan to mass shift to EVs, this year’s Auto Expo witnessed unveilings of a host of electric vehicles from several car giants, marking the beginning of the EV era in India.

 

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