Draft End-of-Life Vehicles (Management) Rules, 2024

The Indian government has recently introduced the Draft End-of-Life Vehicles (Management) Rules, 2024. These rules aim to establish a robust framework for the management of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), ensuring their environmentally sound disposal and recycling.

Phase-II Hyderabad Metro Rail Proposals

Telangana Chief Minister reviewed Phase-II Hyderabad Metro Rail proposals on Tuesday. After a detailed presentation by HMRL MD, the Chief Minister directed him that the expansion proposals shall cater to major parts of the city and shall serve maximum number of commuters. He asked the MD to refine Phase-II proposals in coordination with Commissioner, HMDA. On the proposal of HMRL to widen the road from Darulshifa Jn to Shalibanda Jn in the Old city Metro Rail stretch, the Chief Minister desired that the feasibility of widening the road from Darulshifa Jn upto Falaknuma Jn to 100 ft shall be examined, in consultation with the public representatives of the Old city.

Chief Minister of Gujarat Reveals Projects Worth 266 Crores

The Gujarat government has decided to construct 15 iconic bus ports across the state. Currently, 10 bus ports are operational, and today marks the commencement of the 11th bus port in Bhuj. The inauguration of the Bhuj Bus Port means that outstanding facilities will be available not only to tourists in Kutch but to the entire state.

Tenure of Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile and Auto Components extended by One Year with partial amendments

Under the amended scheme, the incentive will be applicable for a total of five consecutive financial years, starting from the financial year 2023-24. The disbursement of the incentive will take place in the following financial year 2024-25. The scheme also specifies that an approved applicant will be eligible for benefits for five consecutive financial years, but not beyond the financial year ending on March 31, 2028.

Vehicle Scrapping Policy formulated for creation of an ecosystem to phase out unfit and polluting vehicles in an environment friendly manner

As per the provisions of the Vehicle Scrapping Policy, State Governments are empowered to issue Registration Certificate for Automated Testing Stations and Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facilities. The owner or operator of any automated testing station shall be the State Government or any company or association or body of individuals or individual or special purpose vehicle either directly or through Public Private Partnership.

India-US Collaboration Towards Electrification of Public Transport & Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2070

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change emphasized the critical role of decarbonizing the transport sector to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and achieve the ambitious net-zero emissions target by 2070 set by the Government of India. Speaking at a side event on the India-US “Payment Security Mechanism (PSM)” for e-buses, the Minister highlighted the significance of transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs), particularly electric buses, to achieve these environmental goals.

BIS revises Standards Relating to Automotive Vehicles

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has revised two standards relating to automotive vehicles. This notification was published on 6th November, 2023. Both these standards have been established on 25th October, 2023.

Urgent Actions Taken to Address Deteriorating Air Quality in Delhi-NCR Region

Citizens are urged to follow the GRAP measures and actively participate in maintaining and improving air quality in the region. Recommendations include using sustainable transportation options like cycling, carpooling, and public transport, working from home if possible, refraining from burning coal and wood for heating, and combining errands to reduce trips.