India’s Road Minister Eyes National Highways Conversion to Electric

  • Indian Roads Minister, Nitin Gadkari, aims to convert national highways to electric, including the Delhi-Jaipur Highway and the Nagpur Ring Road.
  • First systems will involve trolleybuses running on overhead electric lines, with plans to extend to freight trucks.
  • With this initiative, Gadkari expects to lower India’s logistics cost to 9 per cent by 2024, enhancing its export market competitiveness.
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