Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, has recently launched the Go Electric campaign. The latest campaign aims at enhancing the usage and mobility of electric vehicles across the country. The Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Government of India also announced that this will reduce fuel dependency. As a result, the country will move towards a cleaner and greener future.
What did Nitin Gadkari say?
Higlighting the benefits, Gadkari also suggested that e-vehicles should become mandatory for union ministers. Gadkari said, “Go Electric is a future of India which will promote cost-effective, environment-friendly, and indigenous electric products. Expressing concern over the huge imported cost of fossil fuel, carbon emission from transport vehicles is a major challenge and the country needs to promote the use of such kinds of vehicles that operate on an alternative mode of fuels like electric batteries, CNG and Bio-fuel. I believe India would become the number one manufacturer of electric vehicles in the next five years.”
Anmol Jaggi Anmol Jaggi, BluSmart Mobility said, “At BluSmart we have been on a mission to bring electric vehicles closer to the citizens helping them adopt cleaner mobility and we fully support Shri Nitin Gadkari belief that electrification is not just clean but also indigenous, something that the nation needs to be Atmanirbhar.”
Gadkari suggests usage of e-vehicles in government sector
Along with the announcement of Go Electric campaign, the union minister also urged goverment officials to use e-vehicles as far as possible. The minister also urged Power Minister R K Singh to make it mandatory for officials in his department to use electric vehicles.
CM Kejriwal on eco-friendly vehicles
Earlier this month, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had launched the Switch Delhi campaign to boost the usage of e-vehicles. He had also announced that the Delhi government will be hiring only electric vehicles for various purposes in few weeks. The AAP government has also issued tenders for setting up 100 EV charging stations across the city.
Gadkari further emphasied that the usage of even 10,000 electric vehicles in Delhi can alone save ₹30 crore per month. The occasion also saw an announcement on the launch of fuel-cell bus service from Delhi to Agra and Delhi to Jaipur soon.