NEW DELHI: A whopping 28.4 lakh e-way bills have been generated by transporters within a fortnight of the beginning of registration. In the 14-day trial period starting January 16, the day when nationwide e-way bill registrations for taxpayers began, 28.4 lakh e-way bills have been generated with 3.4 lakh happening only on 30th January alone.
Under the Goods and Services Tax, inter-State transportation of goods beyond 10 km, with a value of Rs 50,000 and above, became mandatorily from February 1.
The Government expects that the e-way bill would act as an anti-evasion tool and help bring more taxes to the exchequer. "We saw a phenomenal number of e-way bills being generated on January 30. We expect the momentum to continue in the days to come. Taxpayers are not only getting accustomed to e-way bill system but they are also able to avoid a lot of hassles that existed for them earlier," GST Network CEO Prakash Kumar said.
While Karnataka took the lead in e-way bill generation on January 30 with 1.4 lakh bills being generated, Rajasthan and Haryana too showed good response with 26,500 and 23,500 e-way bills, respectively.
As many as 11,581 transporters have registered themselves for e-way bill system and these are those transporters who are not registered under the GST.