After hearing the report of an expert panel constituted to investigate the escalating number of incidents of electric two-wheelers catching fire, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that the government will issue required directives on defaulting businesses. Gadkari stated in a series of tweets that multiple disasters using electric two-wheelers have surfaced in the recent two months.
â€œWe have 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,â€ the minister said. â€œWe will soon issue quality-centric guidelines for Electric Vehicles,â€ he added.
If a corporation is proven to be careless in its practises, the minister stated that a substantial penalty will be applied, as well as a recall of all defective automobiles. Meanwhile, Gadkari stated that businesses may take urgent action to recall all problematic batches of vehicles. “Under PM Shri @narendramodi ji’s leadership, our administration is committed to ensuring the safety of every commuter,” he tweeted.