The Tripura High Court has asked the State Government to take urgent steps to frame a comprehensive electric vehicle policy for the State.

The court order came in order to achieve the objective of environmental protection through the promotion of non-carbon fuel-based vehicles in an efficient and timely manner.

A Bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice S. G. Chattopadhyay issued the order while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) plea filed by one Sudipa Nath, Live Law reported.

The Court also directed the Central Institute of Road Transport, to forthwith reconsider the certification process for electric vehicles so that it is in tune with Rule 2(u) of the Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, AIS-053 and Annexure-C to AIS-049.

The Court also asked it to reconsider the certification of London Taxi Model Tx with Range Extender generator from hybrid to electric/battery operated vehicle if the said vehicle is propelled exclusively by a battery-operated electric motor as claimed by the petitioner and communicate its decision taken to the petitioner by a reasoned order within two weeks.

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