COVID-19 hit vehicle registration in TS, registrations down by 33.6% in 2020-21

The total number of motor vehicles registered in Telangana decreased by 33.6% from 12.39 lakh vehicles in 2019-20 to 8.22 lakh vehicles in 2020-21, according to the State Statistical Report.

By Sumit Jha  Published on  27 Feb 2022 5:18 AM GMT
COVID-19 hit vehicle registration in TS, registrations down by 33.6% in 2020-21

Hyderabad: The total number of motor vehicles registered in Telangana decreased by 33.6% from 12.39 lakh vehicles in 2019-20 to 8.22 lakh vehicles in 2020-21, according to the State Statistical Report.

The report was released by the Telangana State Development Planning Society.

According to the report, non-transport vehicles comprised the highest number of vehicles registered in the state (7,17,016) followed by motorcycles (5,58,087), motor cars (1,17,085), transport vehicles (1,05,400), and goods-carrying vehicles (97,633).

The main reason for the decrease in motor vehicle registrations in 2020-21 was the COVID-19 lockdown. Full and partial lockdowns were imposed in the months of March, April, and May that led to the closure of regional transport offices and vehicle dealerships.



TS roads and highways

The total length of roads in the state is 1,07,871 km which includes National Highways (NH) and roads maintained by the roads and buildings and panchayat raj departments and the GHMC.

Twenty-three National Highways run through the state of Telangana and the cumulative length of the highways is 3,910 km. Five districts account for 31% of the length of the National Highways in the state –Nalgonda (273.04 km), Nagarkurnool (252.82 km), Suryapet (236.19 km), Sangareddy (232.3 km), and Khammam (210.73 km).

The roads and buildings (R&B) department maintains 27,672 km of roads in the state of which 92.82% is black-top road, 3.33% is unmetalled road, 2.98% is concrete road, and 0.87% is metalled road with a road density of 0.25 km per sqkm.

The panchayat raj and rural development department maintains 67,276.2 km of roads in the state of which 36.07% is black-top roads, 13.27% is metalled road, and 5.43% is concrete road. A major share of the roads, 45.23%, is unmetalled and the road density is 0.60 km per sqkm.

GHMC maintains 9,013 km of roads in the Rangareddy, Hyderabad, and Medchal-Malkajgiri districts. Out of this, 2,846 km are BT roads and 6,167 km are concrete roads.

Energy




Telangana's total contracted electricity capacity was 16,613 megawatts as of 1 September 2021 of which 51% is generated by the state, 16% by Central and 33% by private players.

The generation capacity of the Telangana State Generation Company (TSGENCO) is 6,215 MW and 60.70% of the generation capacity is thermal, 39.28% is hydel, while solar energy accounts for 0.02%, i.e., 1 MW.

The total contracted capacity of the private sector is 5,453 MW of which 64% is solar energy, 14.79% is gas-based energy, 15.38% is thermal energy, and 5.81% is non-conventional energy (other than solar).

Telangana had the highest growth rate (9.2%) of per capita electricity consumption in the country. It increased from 1,896 kwh in 2018-19 to 2,071 kwh in 2019-20.

There are 1.65 crore electricity connections in the state of which 72.85% are domestic connections, 15.49% are agricultural connections, and 11.66% are industrial connections and others.

Telangana is the only state supplying 24 hours free power supply to 25.63 lakh agriculture consumers from 2014-15 to 2020-21.

Hyderabad district has the highest number of domestic connections (17.16 lakh) and industrial connections (4.02 lakh) whereas the highest number of agricultural connections were observed in Nalgonda district (2.03 lakh).

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