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Parliament was informed yesterday that the country has over 21 crore two-wheelers, over 7 crore four-wheelers, and other vehicles in this category that are registered.
Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport and Highways minister replied to the Lok Sabha by writing. He stated that 5,44,643 of all vehicles are electric two-wheelers, while 54,252 are electric four-wheelers and higher, according to VAHAN, a centralised database.
Further data revealed that there were a total of 2,95,245 two-wheelers, and a total of 18,47,539 four-wheeler and above vehicles of fuel types such as CNG, ethanol, methanol, and fuel cell hydrogen, LNG and solar etc.
Responding to another question, he stated that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is responsible for developing and maintaining National Highways. National Highways are maintained in a traffic-worthy state.
Sometimes, National Highways are damaged by landslides, flooding, and heavy downpours during the rainy season. He said that restoration work is quickly completed and traffic returned to normal.
Minister noted that National Highways development and upgrading is an ongoing process.
According to him, MoRTH has taken up projects like the construction of expressways and capacity upgradation on existing National Highways, Rehabilitation and reconstruction and rehabilitation of bridges and structures, rehabilitation and reconstruction of pavements and construction of Road Over Bridges, depending on traffic demand, is also part of MoRTH’s ongoing National Highways project portfolio.