AkhandIndia (New Delhi). Union Minister of State for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari is currently envisioning a future without diesel vehicles on Indian roads. To realize this dream, Nitin Gadkari has proposed a plan to impose an additional 10% GST on diesel vehicles. However, the Minister clarified that the government has not yet moved forward with any such proposal. So there is no need for anyone to worry at the moment.
But dreams can become a reality. People are questioning whether this dream will come true or not. It is being speculated that the cost of diesel vehicles on Indian roads will increase due to inflation. This is because most goods transportation is done through diesel-based trucks. If this happens, it will have a negative impact on the economy.
Experts believe that the government needs to gradually eliminate diesel vehicles from the roads. The Central government has already imposed a ban on the use of 10-year-old diesel and petrol vehicles in some locations, including Delhi. If the government effectively implements the vehicle scrappage policy, it can phase out diesel vehicles by the designated year 2030. It is worth mentioning that diesel vehicles are considered the major contributors to pollution.
Tough Measures against Polluting Vehicles.
Nitin Gadkari believes that strict measures should be taken against vehicles that contribute to pollution. If someone buys a diesel car, an additional 10% tax should be imposed on it. This may make it difficult for auto companies to sell diesel cars.
Until a few years ago, there was a significant price difference between diesel and petrol, with petrol being more expensive. However, with the prices of petrol and diesel equalizing, the sale of petrol cars has increased compared to diesel cars. From January to July 2023, the sale of petrol cars increased from 42.5% to 68.4%. Meanwhile, during the same period, the market share of diesel vehicles decreased from 47% in 2014 to 18% in January to July 2023.
★Union Minister Nitin Gadkari envisions a future without diesel vehicles on Indian roads.
★The proposal to impose an additional 10% GST on diesel vehicles has not been advanced by the government.
★The cost of diesel vehicles may increase due to inflation, which could have a negative impact on the economy.
★Experts suggest gradually eliminating diesel vehicles and implementing a vehicle scrappage policy by 2030.
★Strict measures, such as an additional tax on diesel cars, may be taken against vehicles that contribute to pollution.
★The sale of petrol cars has increased compared to diesel cars, with diesel car market share decreasing from 47% to 18% from 2014 to January to July 2023.
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नितिन गडकरी, केंद्रीय सड़क परिवहन राज्य मंत्री, इंडियन रोड से डीजल व्हीकल के खात्मे का सपना देख रहे हैं। इसके लिए उन्होंने डीजल गाड़ियों पर 10% अतिरिक्त जीएसटी लगाने की योजना बताई है। लेकिन इसके बाद सरकार ने ऐसा कोई प्रस्ताव आगे नहीं बढ़ाया है। अगर ऐसा होता है, तो डीजल व्हीकल की लागत में बढ़ोतरी से महंगाई बढ़ेगी। एक्सपर्ट्स का कहना है कि सरकार को चरणबद्ध तरीके से डीजल व्हीकल को खत्म करना चाहिए। इसके लिए सरकार ने दिल्ली समेत कुछ लोकेशन पर पुरानी डीजल और पेट्रोल गाड़ियों के इस्तेमाल पर प्रतिबंध लगाया है। यदि सरकार स्क्रैप व्हीकल पॉलिसी को सही तरीके से लागू करती है, तो वो निर्धारित साल 2030 तक डीजल व्हीकल से छुट्टी पा सकती है। प्रदूषण फैलाने वाले वाहनों के खिलाफ सख्ती से कदम उठाने के लिए नितिन गडकरी का कहना है कि डीजल कार खरीदने वालों पर 10% अतिरिक्त टैक्स लगाना चाहिए। पेट्रोल कार की बिक्री डीजल कार की बिक्री के मुकाबले ज्यादा है।