Union Minister Nitin Gadkari fights for cleaner energy to power vehicles at SIAT 2021
The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, addressed the farewell session of the International Automotive Technology Symposium (SIAT) on Friday through a virtual conference. During the session, he touched on several factors, including the Union government’s goal of shifting public transport to green and clean energy sources.
Mentioning the national hydrogen mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Gadkari said the initiative aims to develop hydrogen technologies for the benefit of the mobility sector and will help India to become a leader in the production and use of green hydrogen. Gadkari also spoke about the efficiency of hydrogen and called it the fuel of the future. The Union Minister said the initiative will help India in its mission to achieve zero carbon emissions.
Speaking on the country’s auto sector, Gadkari said the sector will soon take Indian manufacturing to new heights, especially under the recently launched production incentive program. He informed that the program will help boost the advancement of automotive technology products in the Indian automotive sector and reduce fossil fuel emissions.
Plans of the Center on the Development of the Transport Landscape in India
During his remarks at SIAT 2021, Minister Nitin Gadkari also touched on the Centre’s plans to improve the transport landscape in the country by introducing flex-fuel vehicles that will help automobiles run on 100% ethanol and fuel. gasoline. Citing countries like the United States, Brazil and Canada, he said India will also soon allow such flexible motor vehicles and this will help transform mobility in India.
Earlier on Friday, as he laid the foundation stone for a flyby from the Rajaram Bridge in Pune, Gadkari said: “Over the next three to four months, I will be placing an order, forcing all automakers to power the cars. vehicles with flexible engines.
Speaking on road safety, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways said a concept was being explored to achieve zero accidents and zero loss of life, as the country still reports 1.5 lakh of deaths each year in traffic accidents.
Gadkari also urged automakers to focus more on recovering vehicles scrapped due to the semiconductor shortage. He called on the Indian Automobile Research Association (ARAI) and the symposium organizers to switch to more efficient and cheaper alternative sources.