The registration of petrol and diesel vehicles will be valid for only 10 years if this new rule by the Kerala Govt gets implemented.
The Government of Kerala is on a new mission, i.e. to cap the life of petrol and diesel cars to 10 years. The government has stated that there won’t be a cap to the life of EVs because they want to promote the use of green mobility.
To achieve the e-mobility mode, the government wants all vehicles to switch to EV, CNG or LNG fuel systems within the next 5 years. Charging stations will also be made compulsory in all fuel pumps in the state.
The Principal Secretary of Transport has stated that the feasibility of taking the 3rd and 4th railway lines from TVM to Kasaragod should be examined in view of the delays and hurdles of acquiring land. This 510 kms railway line’s alignment should be executed by the KRDCL.
It remains to be seen how citizens react to this news. While it is a move in the right direction by the government, there are way too many petrol and diesel cars on roads so it might be a herculean task to get all of them converted to CNG, LNG or EV.
Vehicle Life Capping
– Petrol and diesel vehicles to get a life cap of 10 years
– EVs won’t have to face any life cap
– The government wants to promote alternative fuels
Source – TheHindu.com