‘Electric Mobility is the need of the hour’ – Anant Geete

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Pune, January 21: With new technologies stepping in the Automotive sector and fossil fuel replacing CNG and LNG our country is heading towards electric mobility. Entire world requires such transformation which will balance the proportion of pollution present in the environment mentioned Anant Geete, Hon’ble Union Minister of Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India. He was speaking as the Chief Guest during the valedictory ceremony of Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT 2017) organised by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) in association with SAE International in Pune.

Guest of Honour, Eva Molnar, Director-Sustainable Transport Division and UNECE, Vishvajit Sahay, Joint Secretary- Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India also graced this occasion. Rashmi Urdhwareshe – Director, ARAI and Anand Deshpande – Deputy Director, ARAI and Convenor of SIAT 2017 were also present.

Speaking on this occasion, Anant Geete said, “The way technology is moving ahead we are hoping that there will be seen driver less cars on the roads of India in the coming days. Today our country stands as the biggest market for the automobile manufacturers and investors. Cities like Pune, Tamil Nadu and Hariyana is offering big scope and opportunities to the investors and car manufacturers. This is the time when we need to showcase our strong presence globally.”

“All the ministries are coming together to make a decision of reaching from BS-4 to BS-6 by 2020. Automobile sector has always contributed in our GDP, economy and employment hence, we need to give strong support to this growing sector,” added Anant Geete.

Addressing the media during the Valedictory function, Eva Molnar said, “The change in the mobility is fast and very much visible in India and with this the country is expecting to develop 50 centers for technical inspection in near future.”

Commemorating ARAI’s Golden Jubilee celebration a ‘Golden Jubilee’ Souvenir and Bibliography was unveiled by the dignitaries present during the Valedictory function of SIAT 2017. Subsequently, ARAI also announced the first biennial ‘ARAI Young Engineers Award’ and its winners, MV Ganesh Prasad and V Vikraman. The award was in the form of memento and citation along with which the winners also received Rs. 50,000/- cash prize each at the hands of Chief Guest, Anant Geete.