According to source in the know, Niti Aayog told automakers in a meeting Friday that if the industry fails to undertake measures to curb vehicular pollution, courts would step in.
The meeting was attended by Niti Aayog Chairman Amitabh Kant, Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj, TVS Motor Company Chairman Venu Srinivasan, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Director General Vishnu Mathur among others.
In the meeting, Niti Aayog held that the government and the industry have to come together and resolve issues related to vehicular pollution, given that 14 of the 15 most polluted cities in the world are in India. A concrete roadmap to transition to electric mobility has to be outlined to achieve the objective.
The source said that Niti Aayog was of the view if established players failed to seize the opportunity, newage entrepreneurs would. Niti Aayog has put forth a proposal to electrify all three-wheelers and twowheelers (below 150 cc) in the country by 2023 and 2025 respectively.