- The minister said that his ministry has a lot of budget
- The market is also ready to support it
- Cable-run special buses and trains will be run
new Delhi. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that it is his dream to build India’s first electric highway between Delhi and Jaipur. Addressing a function here, Gadkari said the government has so far received 47 proposals for setting up ropeway cables in Manipur, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir. He said, my dream is to build an electric highway between Delhi and Jaipur.
no shortage of budget
The minister said that his ministry has a huge budget and the market is also ready to support it. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has allocated Rs 1.99 lakh crore for the Road and Transport Ministry in the Budget 2022-23.
What are electronic highways?
Electronic highways are specially designed. In this itself, there will be a lane for electric vehicles, where vehicles will run on cables. Cable-run special buses and trucks will be run on this. These buses will run at a speed of 120 kms. After the implementation of this scheme, trucks and buses in India will run on electricity. This will reduce the logistics cost. Trucks or buses on the electric highway will also run through the electric cable mounted above like the metro.