Tags: Nitin Gadkari

Mumbai-Pune inter-city electric bus service kicks off

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the first inter-city electric bus service, between Mumbai and Pune. The 43-seater capacity luxury electric bus, manufactured by Mitra Mobility Solution, has a range of 300 kilometre on a single charge and would be operated twice daily between the two cities, the operator Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions said. The company, […]

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Gadkari gets complain against NTPC’s tender conditions from solar power association

State-owned NTPC Ltd’s refusal to exempt small and medium enterprises from earnest money deposits for its solar power tenders has riled an association of solar energy industry which has now petitioned the government seeking its intervention. The National Solar Energy Federation of India — an umbrella organisation representing solar energy companies — on January 7 […]

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EVs picking up momentum on its own to ban petrol, diesel vehicles: Nitin Gadkari

Allaying fears of the automobile industry, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said there is no need to ban petrol and diesel vehicles as electric mobility has picked up momentum on its own and all buses would be electric in two years. Earlier, government think-tank Niti Aayog had reportedly proposed that after 2030, […]

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Blueprint looks to take Electric Vehicles to 15% of vehicles in 5 yrs: Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said a blueprint has been drawn to boost production of electric vehicles in the country and take their share to 15 per cent of total automobiles in the next five years. It is about time that India should think seriously to promote green vehicles and curb pollution, the minister who […]

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Government approves green license plates for electric vehicle

To promote electric vehicles in India, the government has approved green licence plates bearing numbers in white fonts for private e-vehicles and yellow for taxis, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said. The government also plans to allow youth in the age bracket of 16-18 years to drive electric scooters, besides mandating taxi aggregators to have a […]

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Exicom installs electric vehicle fast charger station at NITI Aayog

In line with its commitment to drive India’s EV Mission forward and increasing awareness among the consumers, the Indian government’s premier policy think tank NITI Aayog has installed an Exicom fast charging station for electric vehicles at the organization’s office in the heart of New Delhi. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping […]

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ABB installs electric vehicle fast charger station at NITI Aayog

  Government of India thought leaders and ABB affirm a commitment to clean and electric mobility with the installation of an electric-vehicle fast charging station in the national capital. Demonstrating its commitment to clean energy and sustainable transportation, the Indian government’s premier policy think tank has installed an ABB Terra 53 fast charging station for […]

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EVs to get green number plates, NITI Aayog backs free parking and toll waiver

Government’s think-tank NITI Aayog is reportedly planning to introduce green number plate for Electric vehicles (EVs) in India. NITI Aayog is currently working  out on details of the draft policy on e-vehicles. At present, the country has four kinds of number plates: White with black numbers for personal vehicles, yellow for commercial vehicles, black with […]

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India has potential to become largest EV exporter: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that quality products and research in new technologies can propel the country’s electric vehicle (EV) industry to emerge as world’s largest exporter. According to the Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, the country’s EV industry can only realise its […]

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Nitin Gadkari orders to release Rs 381 crore for Polavaram Hydro Project

Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari has issued orders to release Rs 381 crore for completion of the Polavaram Hydro Project by 2019. The development came after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu spoke to Gadkari over phone regarding the recent developments in the irrigation project. Gadkari assured Naidu that the Centre would extend full […]

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