Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approves Relief on Road Tax to EV Manufacturers, hikes Traffic Fines

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The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved relief on road tax to manufacturers of electric vehicles. The State Government also decided to increase fines for traffic violations.

According to the sources, there will be a penalty of Rs 500 for wrong parking for the first time and Rs 1,500 for the second time. There is also a penalty of Rs 1,000 for riding without a helmet and of Rs 10,000 for those not giving way to fire brigades and ambulances. There will be a fine of Rs 2,000 for creating hindrance in the government’s work and Rs 10,000 for getting licenses by hiding facts.

The State Cabinet approved a tax exemption for the manufacture and promotion of electronic vehicles to encourage their production. There will be a 100 percent exemption in road tax on the first one lakh two-wheeler electric vehicles to be manufactured and a 75 percent exemption for four-wheelers.