The Tripura government with the state cabinet Chief Minister, Manik Saha approves the Tripura Electric Vehicle Policy 2022 in order to cut down environmental pollution and promote electric vehicles for 5 years under the transport department.
Sushanta Chowdhury, Information and Cultural Affairs Minister said that the state government is committed in adopting electric-based mobility to boost eco-friendly tourism.
“In total, 60,000 small and large vehicles are plying in the state. According to the policy, efforts will be made to convert at least 10 percent of vehicles into electric vehicles in the next five years.”
“So far this policy has been implemented in 14 states of the country except for our state. The policy has also been adopted by Meghalaya and Assam. The main objective of introducing this policy is to maintain a pollution-free environment in the state,” he added.
Chowdhury said, “The council of ministers has also given the nod to appoint 6 Motor Vehicle Inspectors under the Transport department. This recruitment process will be completed through Tripura Public Service Commission. The department would soon take steps to complete the recruitment process.”
With this, Tripura becomes 15th state in the country and 3rd one in the North-East after Assam and Meghalaya.