Taking serious note of the recent incident of electric vehicles catching fire, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday warned that the government will take action against electric vehicle manufacturers if they are found negligent in adopting safety standards.
"If any company is found negligent in their processes, a heavy penalty will be imposed and a recall of all defective vehicles will also be ordered,” Gadkari tweeted
Insisting that the government is committed to ensuring the safety of each and every commuter, the Minister said, “Companies may take advance action to recall all defective batches of vehicles immediately.”
“Several mishaps involving electric two-wheelers have come to light in the last two months. It is most unfortunate that some people have lost their lives and several have been injured in these incidents,” the Minister said.
The Minister said that the government constituted an expert committee to enquire into these incidents and make recommendations on remedial steps.
"Based on the reports, we will issue necessary orders on the defaulting companies," the road transport and highways minister said.
Gadkari added: "We will soon issue quality-centric guidelines for Electric Vehicles."
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