"India’s logistics sector would gain the most from the goods and services tax as costs would fall by almost 20 per cent," road transport and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari said .
India will soon embark on an ambitious programme aimed at switching most, if not all, of its vehicles to battery power by 2030. In an audacious move worthy of Elon Musk, the key to the plan's success will be the eschewing of subsidies driven by a battery leasing strategy.
Carmakers will have to provide airbags, vehicle reverse gear sensors for child pedestrian safety, speed-warning systems and seatbelt reminder systems as standard equipment from October 2017. Speed alert will warn vehicles if they exceed 80 km per hour and then a continuous audio alert if speed exceeds 100 kmph, the road transport and highways ministry said.