A high level virtual stakeholder’s meeting was organized today by NITI Ayog in association with Rocky Mountain Institute of California for finalizing the draft electric vehicle policy for Himachal Pradesh.
Additional Chief Secretary Industry, Transport, Labour and Employment Ram Subhag Singh took stock of various interventions proposed by NITI Ayog for the proposed policy. He directed the Department of Transport to give final shape to the draft policy by including the recommendations of industry players at the earliest.
During the meeting it was decided to present the draft policy for approval of the State Government in the month of August.
All the major industry players in EV segment participated in the meeting and offered their observations on various challenges for implementation of EV policy in the State.
Rajan Kapur, Professor IIT Mandi also participated in the meeting and briefed about the work undertaken by IIT Mandi in the field of innovation of electric vehicles especially in three wheeler segment.
Secretary, State Transport Authority Ghanshyam Chand made a detailed presentation on the draft policy.
Various stakeholder departments of the State Government also joined the virtual meeting alongwith Director Transport Anupam Kashyap and MD HRTC Sandeep Kumar. On behalf of NITI Ayog Sudendhu Sinha, Advisor was present.
Representatives of Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata automobile, Amazon, Flipkart, Hero Electric, EVS motors, Swiggy, Olla and Bajaj automobiles also participated in the meeting.