February 5, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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Proposed EV hub to house 1000 startups: Dr CN Ashwath Narayan

Bengaluru: Dr CN Ashwath Narayan, Minister for IT/BT, said on Thursday, that the state government’s proposed electric vehicle industry hub would house about a 1000 startups.

Participating in the inaugural session of the 10th International mobility conference organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAEI) he said that

the government has already taken several measures to promote the growth of automating sector, he added, that a total of 5 centre of excellences will be set up to facilitate training, research, development, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The state which is already the preferred destination in IT, BT, semiconductor, electronics would also become a premier hub of electric vehicles in a couple of years, he opined.

Narayan also stated that the government had given importance for eco-friendly fuel, environmental protection as prescribed by the United Nations. Further, he said that the government was seriously considering about starting the production of eco- friendly hydrogen.

“Hassle free traffic has become a challenge in metropolitan cities such as Bengaluru which are consistently growing. It is also causing a huge loss in terms of wastage of human time and it is adversely affecting the productive capacity. The impact on health is also of serious concern. Development of modern modes of transport including electric vehicles would help to contain this problems”, Minister told.

The conference has “Sustainable and multimodel transport system development” as its theme of discussion and more than 800 experts have participated. This is said to be the first of its kind of conference to be held in the country. In the conference 250 experts for make their presentations and to mark this 250 saplings were planted.

Mahesh Babu of SAEI, Muniratnam Dhananjayan of Focus Group, K Venkatraj, Vice- President, SAEI, Suhas Gopinath, CEO, Global Inc, CV Raman, CTO, Maruti Suzuk,i Vijay Nirani, Managing Director, MRN Group were among a few who were present.

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