WASI IMAM / NEW DELHI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that Clean Mobility powered by Clean Energy was the most powerful weapon in the fight against Climate Change, and was the key driver of the economy.
Inugurating India’s first Global Mobility Summit – MOVE in New Delhi today. Mr Modi said, this means a pollution-free clean drive, leading to clean air and better living standards for the people.
Mr Modi said that there is a need to champion the idea of ‘clean kilometres’. The Prime Minister said better mobility reduces the burden of travel and transportation, and can boost economic growth.
Mr Modi said India is now one of the fastest growing economies of the world. He said that mobility is a key element of ease of living. The Prime Minister said that there is a need to ensure that public transport is a preferred mode of transport. He added that government is promoting clean and energy efficient vehicles.
He said India’s entrepreneurs and manufacturers are now poised to develop and deploy break-through battery technology. The main focus of the two-day summit being organised by the NITI Aayog, is to make Indian cities pollution free.
The summit will also deliberate on five themes electrification and alternative fuels, reinventing public transport, goods transport and logistics, data analytics and mobility.
More than 2,200 participants from across the world including leaders from the government, industry, research organizations, academia, think tanks and civil society are attending the event. Deliberations will be held on steps to promote usage of electric vehicles and to bring awareness about various aspects of Mobility.
Prime Minister Modi asserted that focus of India’s entrepreneurs & manufacturers is now to develop and deploy break-through battery technology.
Prime Minister also stated his vision for future of mobility in India, which is based on 7 C’s: Common, Connected, Convenient, Congestion-free, Charged, Clean and Cutting-edge.
Adding that better mobility reduces the burden of travel and transportation besides boosting economic growth, Prime Minister also underlined the employment generation potential of such a move.
Prime Minister said that Clean Mobility powered by Clean Energy is most potent weapon in fight against Climate Change. He highlighted the importance of creating a mobility ecosystem which is environment supportive.
Summing up his address, the Prime Minister said that mobilty is the sector of immense opportunity and India should make a template of Mobilty revolution for the world to follow.