Guwahati: The Tripura high court has directed the state government to take immediate steps to frame a comprehensive electric vehicle policy for the state in order to protect the environment.
The high court response came following a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the court’s intervention to direct the Tripura government to frame a comprehensive electric vehicle policy so as to ensure that the objective of environmental protection through promotion of non-carbon fuel based vehicles be achieved in an efficient and timely manner.
In the petition, it was submitted that at least 13 States in the Union of India have already approved and notified dedicated electric vehicles (EV policies) to promote the adoption of electric vehicles and Tripura was yet to approve or notify its EV policies for promotion and adoption of electric vehicles.
Responding to the plea, the Court issued a direction to the Tripura government to take urgent steps in the public interest to implement and adopt necessary steps under the scheme of FAME India Phase II issued by the Union of India and frame a comprehensive electric vehicle policy.
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