FORMULA E COMES TO INDIA
Hyderabad joins in on the action for the first time in the series history, with India welcoming all-electric motorsports to the country. Hyderabad is all set to host India’s first formula e world championship, today is the 2nd day of the trial run organized to test the track readiness. The Hyderabad metropolitan development authority (HMDA) in association with the Indian Racing League (IRL) organized two trial run races before the main event.
Yesterday the 19th of Nov the state IT Minister KTR flagged off the launch of the first test run in real-time. The test runs were to take place on the 19th and 20th of November and again on the 10th and 11th of December.
A 2.83 km track has been laid around Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of the city. From the secretariat complex through NTR gardens and IMAX has been a new face-lift to meet the Federation of International Automobiles (FIA) specifications.
22 electric single-seater open cockpit cars are to whizz at the speed of 300 kmph on these tracks.
11 teams and 22 drivers from across the world are going to participate in the first-ever formula e race scheduled on February 10th and 11th, next year.
HMDA official informed Hindustan Times that, at least 22 electric racing cars will take part in the trial run to ensure the track is fit for the mega event.” The construction work is going on including the construction of galleries for 35,000 viewers for the event, special safety equipment, and infrastructure is also being made to meet the safety requirements on and around the tracks, he added.
Before the mega event in February, the Telangana government announced Hyderabad e mobility week from February 6 to 11. Hosting a series of events such as EV summit, Rall E Hyderabad, and Hyderabad E motor show.
“The event will also prove that Hyderabad is looking at sustainability and promotion of EV technologies, which are the cornerstone of the Formula E races,” the HMDA official added.
however, the environmentalists of Hyderabad expressed their anger after 200 trees were laid off to lay down the tracks for the Formula E race. “We are extremely saddened to post this report from NTR Marg near Necklace Road. About 200 much-loved Trees of Gold (Tabebuia aurea) have been removed for the Formula E race in February 2023.
Palm and other trees have also been translocated to Sanjeevaiah Park. A mere 78 trees of gold have been left standing. This is tragic and ironic in a city that just won a green award,” an activist of Save Banyan Trees of Chevella, a group of environmentalists from Hyderabad, posted on social media.
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