According to Nitin Gadkari, electric cars (EVs) would be just as affordable as gasoline vehicles by the end of the next year. The government’s plans to redesign buses across the nation were announced by the Union Minister of Road, Transport, and Highway during an event on November 1.
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According to Gadkari, the number of electric vehicles sold in India increased by 800% across all vehicle categories. Nearly 17 lakh EVs were registered in India in 2022. In India, there are 1.5 lakh buses used for transportation, 93% of which are diesel-powered and many of which are obsolete and inadequate. According to the Union Minister, the government intends to convert each of these buses to electric propulsion in order to meet its goal of zero emissions.
Gadkari declared that steps had been taken to start the process of making hydrogen-powered vehicles in India soon. Currently, hydrogen is produced using three different methods: black hydrogen, brown hydrogen, and green hydrogen. You need coal to produce black hydrogen, gasoline to produce brown hydrogen, and water to produce green hydrogen.
According to Gadkari, the government wants to increase the number of double-decker buses in order to boost tourism in India. Speaking at the Zee Auto Awards 2022, the minister added that the government intended to reduce the cost of AC double-decker bus tickets
According to a prior declaration by the Union Minister, passengers’ travel times from Nagpur to Pune will be lowered to eight hours. To reduce the inconvenience that commuters currently experience when traveling from Nagpur to Pune, the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Mahamarg would be connected to the recently planned Pune-Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) Access Control Green Expressway at Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar.
Gadkari stated in a series of tweets that the National Highways Authority of India would take over the construction of this road with an entirely new alignment (NHAI). Currently, it takes 14 hours to drive from Nagpur to Pune.
The minister claimed that as a result, it will be possible to travel through Samruddhi Mahamarg in two and a half hours from Pune to Chatrapati Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) and in five and a half hours from Nagpur to the same location.