Vehicles run on alternate fuels will not require a permit: Minister

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that vehicles such as buses, taxis and rickshaws powered by alternate fuels such as “Ethanol, Methanol, Bio-diesel and CNG” will be exempted from the requirement of a permit.

The Minister for Road Transport and Highways was speaking at the 58th annual convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

“I am happy to announce that we have decided that electric vehicles and all vehicles which operate on Ethanol, Methanol, Bio-diesel, CNG will not require a permit,” Gadkari said.

According to the minister, transport ministers of all the state governments have given their unanimous support to the criteria.