Bright Future for India’s Automobile Industry
On Friday, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said his aim was to make the Indian automobile industry number one in the world for the export of electric vehicles. His plan is to complete this goal in five years time. Gadkari said, “India’s future is very bright, presently our automobile industry’s turnover is Rs7.5 lakh crore. Within five years our industry will be more than 15 lakh crore. This is the industry which is generating the highest number of jobs, exports and revenue to state and central governments.”
Nitin Gadkari was present at the memorial lecture. The lecture was organized on the occasion of the death anniversary of former Union Minister Ananthkumar. Ananthkumar Pratishtana organized the entire event.
Gadkari’s Inspiring Vision
While speaking at the memorial lecture, Gadkari said, “Our aim is to increase exports, reduce imports, and at the same time we are cautious about ecology and environment. The three important pillars of Indian society are economy, ethics, ecology, and environment. Keeping this in mind we want to make India, the number one economy in the world.”
Additionally, Nitin Gadkari talked about the government’s plans to promote LNG, Green hydrogen from wastewater, and electric vehicles. Further, he also appreciated startups and research organizations in Bangalore that are working in this regard.
Suggested Ways to Curb Pollution
The Union Minister of Transport appealed to people of the country to buy vehicles with electric or flex engines. The vehicles with flex engines are the ones that can use a hundred percent petrol or ethanol. It will help immensely in controlling the pollution.
While speaking on the transport sector, he said, “our first priority is to waterways, second is to the railway, third for road and fourth aviation, but unfortunately now, 90 percent of the passenger traffic is on-road and 70 percent of goods traffic is on-road.”
He also spoke about the Green Highways. To those who are unversed, India has already 26 Green Highways. Gadkari mentioned that he is also planning to build one Green Highway from Chennai to Bengaluru. If you wish to know more about Green Highways, check out the official government website here: https://morth.nic.in/green-highways