The government is facilitating green technology for India to be a responsible leader for a safe environment in the global community. E-Highways, electric buses and E-scooters are already operational in a bid to transition into a “green India” said Hon’ble Minister, Nitin Gadkari, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India at AIMA’s 49th National Management Convention.
Hon’ble Minister, Nitin Gadkari, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India delivered the Keynote Address in the 3rd Session of AIMA’s 49th National Management Convention on the theme- ‘Road to Transformation: Building a Fast and Green Economy’ and here are some of the valuable things he had to say.
We have 6,50,0000 km of road length at present in India out of which 1,47,0000 km is utilised as a National Highway, with 65% of the traffic being on the road hence with fossil fuels increasing it is imposing pollution problems for the country.
To control the increasing pollution in the country, the Government has decided to build 27 Green Express Highways, Hon’ble Minister, Nitin Gadkari said. The Highways would be built from Delhi to Dehradun, Delhi to Haridwar, Delhi to Chandigarh, Delhi to Mumbai, Chennai to Bangalore and more. The purpose of these Highways is to reduce travel time and cost.
India is the fastest-growing economy and is the 5th largest in the world and its vision is to become a 5 trillion-dollar economy. “Sabkaa saath, sabkaa prayas aur sakaa vikas” should be the motto. The State and the Central Government are working as a team to create corporation, coordination and communication between the stakeholders.
India’s greatest strength is the huge domestic market. The Indian Engineering manpower is very competent. There are 400 manufacturers of E-scooters. The size of the automobile industry, for example, is 7.5 crore. The industry is creating 4 crore jobs and also providing maximum GST. Besides, the best automobile brands are now present in India.
Permission has already been granted to make ethanol from sugarcane juice and molasses. The idea is to take the ethanol economy to 2 lakh crore. And this will be beneficial in the Agricultural Sector for the tribal and rural areas. The purpose of using alternative fuels is to reduce pollution.
In a quest to curtail emissions and also be a responsible leader in the global community, improvising public transport in India is important, Hon’ble Minister, Nitin Gadkari said. Ropeway, cable car, and funicular railways are also in the offing for the cause. Besides that, luxury coach buses run on electricity may also make rounds soon. “I want to make Delhi-Jaipur Highway as an E-highway,” Hon’ble Minister, Nitin Gadkari said. “I also want to launch an electric truck,” he added.
The Research and Development Sector is also doing a brilliant job of coming up with innovative alternatives for fossil fuels to conserve the environment. India can be a global supply chain of all that in the near future. However, it needs to exploit its potential. For that, we need to make more roads, and avoid traffic jams by resorting to green technology, Hon’ble Minister, Nitin Gadkari said.
Lastly, he said that by innovation as a forward in different sectors, India can resolve the problem of pollution and carbon emission by building world-class Green Highways, to “give more comfort to the people”.
Watch the full Session- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCw2warAZEk