Electric vehicle charging stations, like any other technological application, are also vulnerable to cyberattacks and cybersecurity incidents, Parliament was informed on Thursday.
In a written response to Lok Sabha, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), tasked with tracking and monitoring cybersecurity incidents in India, has received reports of vulnerabilities in products and applications related to electric vehicles charging stations.
“The government is fully aware of various cyber security threats and is actively taking steps to combat the problem of hacking,” Gadkari said.
He said according to the information reported and tracked by CERT-In, the number of cybersecurity incidents in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 is 2,08,456; 3,94,499; 11,58,208; 14,02,809 and 13,91,457, respectively.
In response to a separate inquiry, the Minister for Roads and Motorways said Rs. 147 lakh was paid in compensation to hit-and-run victims in the current fiscal year to February.
The ministry has notified the 2022 hit-and-run engine accident victims compensation scheme.
It provides increased compensation for victims of hit-and-run accidents of Rs. 50,000 (in case of serious injury) and Rs. 2,00,000 (in case of death) including detailed procedures on how to claim this compensation.
In response to another question, Gadkari said the ministry had set a higher target of 12,200 km for the construction of national highways in the current fiscal year than in the previous three fiscal years.
“The target of building NHs for the 2023-24 fiscal year is not finalized,” he added.
The minister informed that there are 19 projects costing Rs. 21,864 crore being delayed due to land acquisition delays.