India transport minister Nitin Gadkari launches country’s 1st electric double decker bus in Mumbai
India road transport minister Nitin Gadkari (second from left) with others in front of an electric double decker bus in Mumbai on August 18, 2022. (Twitter: Nitin Gadkari account)
Indian road transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday (18) launched the country’s first electric double decker bus in Mumbai, the capital of the western state of Maharashtra and also India’s financial capital.
Gadkari tweeted about the event, which happened at Y.B. Chavan Centre at Mumbai’s Nariman Point, saying, “It gives me immense pleasure to launch the Ashok Leyland’s Electric Double Decker Bus in Mumbai today.” He also called the launch of the green bus as “Ushering Sustainable Revolution!”
In another post, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said, “Giving Dynamic Boost to the sustainable transportation sector, such initiatives are cost-effective solutions & achieve PM Shri @narendramodi Ji’s vision of #AatmanirbharBharat by cutting down oil imports and promoting indigenous resource & services.”
Gadkari was accompanied at the event by Shom A Hinduja, director of Ashok Leyland, and Mahesh Babu, chief executive officer of Switch Mobility, an electric-bus making subsidiary of Ashok Leyland.