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Maharashtra to frame policy for electric vehicle charging stations: CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday inaugurated the country’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project with Ola Electric in Nagpur.

india Updated: May 27, 2017 11:57 IST
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with Union minister Nitin Gadkari and others inaugurate the India's first Ola Multi Modal Electric Vehicle Project in Nagpur on Friday.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with Union minister Nitin Gadkari and others inaugurate the India's first Ola Multi Modal Electric Vehicle Project in Nagpur on Friday.(Sunny Shende / HT photo)

Maharashtra government would frame a policy to set up electric vehicle charging stations across the state, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday, as he inaugurated the country’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project with Ola Electric.

“Through these charging stations, more job opportunities will be created. The policy will cover all the aspects related to land availability and granting permissions for the electric vehicle charging stations,” the CM said at the event, in the presence of Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari.

Gadkari said there was an urgent need to rethink the transport infrastructure and fuel dependency in the country.

“The transport ministry is focusing on pollution-free public transport in the country and we have entered into an MoU with Transport for London, the company which looks after the public transport in London,” the minister said.

On manufacturing dual fuel engine for ships in the country, the shipping minister said, “I am working on (setting up) a joint venture between an Indian company and Rolls Royce on developing dual fuel engine for ships to be manufactured in India. The agreement is very close to completion.”

He said the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) in Mumbai was running into losses and his ministry has decided to find a solution to address issues pertaining to it and other public transport bodies.