The government has begun cracking down for car registration frauds and registration renewal scams.
It is planning to register all electric cars and allow them to be sold, a move that would help drive down auto insurance rates.
The move comes as the Narendra Modi government seeks to address the auto industry’s ongoing issues and is also taking a hard line on the issue of corruption and car-related black money, which have been a major source of corruption in the country.
The government has already begun registering all electric vehicles, which is seen as a major step towards addressing the issue.
“In an effort to curb auto frauds, registration of all electric car will be compulsory for every citizen in the state.
There will be a minimum age of 21, and registrations will be made mandatory for all vehicles in the State,” state vehicle and transporter minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju told reporters on Monday.
The Minister also said that the government would start a programme for registration of EVs at the end of next year.
“This programme will include registration of electric vehicles.
We have been in talks with EV manufacturers and are also looking at registration of vehicles for sale in the market,” he said.
As the government takes up the issue, car owners in Delhi are getting angry.
One car owner, who did not want to be identified, said, “It’s a scam and we are paying for it.
If I don’t register, I will be fined Rs 10,000.
If a customer does not buy from me, I have to write to them.
The whole thing is a joke.”