KCR Electric Vehicles policy

The Government of Telangana is in thought to launch a new policy on electric vehicles. The original proposal might contain benefits for manufacturers and put in place the necessary support system by the end of December this year, a senior bureaucrat said today.

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT and Industries said that “EV (electric vehicles) Policy is ready. We have to take the feedback from two important government agencies- transport and municipal administration departments. Both these departments are evaluating the proposal that we have made.

He said that “the views of transport and municipal administration departments would also be incorporated.We have already consulted the industry. The timeline is to do (launch) it by the end of December. The policy has three components for manufacturers, users and support mechanisms,”

The state government is expected to announce various sops for the EV manufacturers and support system providers and also make necessary regulations if required, he said.

Ranjan said the Hyderabad Metro Rail officials held discussions with taxi-hailing apps such as Ola and Uber for the last mile connectivity for commuters of Metro Rail.He opined that EVs can play an important role in the last mile connectivity.

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