E-taxi trial run to begin in Nagpur from 24 May: Union Transport Minister

The country’s first electric taxi trial in the country would be launched in Nagpur from May 24. The first project of its kind will be undertaken by Nagpur Municipal Corporation. Mahindra and Mahindra is set to provide 200 taxis for the initiative.The project will be undertaken by Nagpur Municipal Corporation and is the first project of its kind in the country. The road ministry for last one year has been trying to work on pollution reduction technologies for vehicles. An electric bus for Members of Parliament is also being run by the ministry.The Rs 5,763-crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway project to decongest Delhi is on fast-track and will become India’s first 135 km green road to be lit entirely by solar panels and have advanced traffic system.

Government strives to address tackle increasing pollution in the country by unveiling various schemes. Electric car taxi is one of the ambitious projects and forms as a part of its UNDP millennium goals to tackle pollution. The government is also set to unveil Rs 5,763-crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway project to decongest Delhi. After its completion, the road will become India’s first 135 km green road to be lit entirely by solar panels with advanced traffic system. The expressway will pass through Sonipat, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Faridabad and Palwal in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

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