On Amrit Mahotsav union road transport and highway minister, Nitin Gadkari addressed the platinum jubilee year celebration at Mumbai in BES&T (Brihan Mumbai electricity supply and transport undertaking). In this conference, he said that it’s a moment of happiness as BES&T is celebrating Amrit Mahotsav and the country and the country of the people are also celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Statement
In his address, he was focused on the pollution-free vehicles which will be launched soon, and it will be my priority, he said. As the cost of diesel and petrol will be more than the cost of electricity so people can be able to Offord it and he also added that the city will get 5000 electric buses which will play a crucial role in decreasing pollution.
To get the most variety of people to get diverted and take the advantage of, it’s time to use technology in an exceedingly refined approach, seen the Minister. Shri Gadkari appealed to the BES&T administration to digitalize the public transport system as a 70% grant is received from the Centre for medical aid. The Union Minister projected to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to create a multi-story bridge to resolve the matter of traffic jams in Bombay. For the Mumbai-Delhi 12-hour highway journey, cooperation from the State is required, said to Shri Gadkari.
If the water taxis area unit is introduced to attach to the Navi Mumbai area, the roads will be accessible in exactly 17 minutes and pollution free. If BES&T takes up this project, it’ll be useful and it’s straightforward to travel for a 100-seater quick-speed boat.
The Minister’s recommendation to BES&T is to electrify all buses shortly, therefore the losses are going to be covered soon. “Government also believes in Hydrogen. Flex engine vehicle production has already started. Most of those vehicles are units factory-made by the Maharashtra government. If taxis and automobile rickshaws in Mumbai begin using electrical vehicles or flex engines, it’ll facilitate scaling back pollution. this can additionally bring money edges by reducing the price of gasoline.”
Shri Gadkari appealed to Maharashtra Government to send proposals for tram, car, and funicular railway. 165 such schemes are approved across the country. A double-decker bus that runs on water and within the air is started in Mumbai by swinging a tram peeler from Nariman point, like in the Philippines. For this, he also added that BES&T could begin acting on detailed project Reports (DPR).