In a bid to promote adoption of clean mobility solutions, the road transport and highways ministry might exempt electric vehicles from toll tax or give up to 50% discount on such tolls, reports ET.
New Delhi, Oct 10: In a bid to promote adoption of clean mobility solutions, the road transport and highways ministry might exempt electric vehicles from toll tax or give up to 50% discount on such tolls, reports ET.
According to the ET report, the ministry is looking and working on the option of giving concessions on the toll tax of electric vehicles.
This might be a significant step to push for the use of electric vehicles after the govt also recently cut GST on electric vehicles.
The Nodal ministry of road transport and highways has received draft toll policy for consultation by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), which will be later sent for transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s approval.
“NHAI has suggested several changes in the toll policy. Exemption is one of them,” an official told ET.
Boston Consultancy Group (BCG) has been hired by the highways ministry to prepare a draft toll policy with NHAI.
“In the draft toll policy, NHAI has suggested that electric vehicles should be given 50% concession on toll rates, so that the government is able to encourage people to buy EVs,” a third official said. “The concession will be applicable for the first five years from the date the policy is announced,” the official said.
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