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Gadkari urges automobile companies to diversify

New Delhi, Sep 8: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari on Friday called the urgent attention of automobile companies towards the need for an efficient public transport system in the country, run on electricity or alternate fuels.

Addressing CEOs of Indian and global automobile companies as part of MOVE: Global Mobility Summit 2018 here, Gadkari urged them to actively think about diversifying into the public transport sector, and focus their research and innovation efforts in this direction.

Private vehicles are proliferating rapidly on Indian roads, he said, and highways expansion cannot feasibly keep pace with this growth. UNI