A group of ministers (GoM) on transport has suggested a uniform road tax structure for vehicles across states.The meeting has also allude to a national bus and taxi permit.
The GoM, formed by the ministry, is headed by Yunus Khan, minister of transport of Rajasthan, and comprises transport ministers of various states.
The meeting was held in Guwahati to deliberate on proposals for ‘One Nation-One Tax’ and ‘One Nation-One Permit’.
Public transport in the country is growing annually at a rate of just about 2%, as against a 20% annual growth in private transport. A national permit will give the much needed fillip to public transport and help reduce road congestion and its attendant problems
added the statement.
The GoM also thought over ways to promote alternate fuel for vehicles and suggested liberalising permits for electric vehicles and raising the tax on diesel vehicles by 2% while lowering the tax on electric vehicles.