Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today stressed the need to encourage 100% electric vehicles usage to make Hyderabad city as pollution free. He said phase wise usage of 100% electric vehicles will be introduced in the GHMC, TSRTC and private institutions.
Representatives from China of BYD (Build Your Dreams) auto Industries Company Limited, which produces 100% electric vehicles of all types, called on Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in Pragathi Bhavan on Wednesday. They told the CM that they intend to establish their factory and production unit in Hyderabad to manufacture 100% electric vehicles which run on Battery. The CM expressed his happiness over this and said the State government would extend all the help required by them.
The CM said day by day pollution due to vehicles was on the increase in the towns and cities. “The only way to control and reduce this with usage of electric vehicles, the CM said, adding that in Telangana the usage of 100% electric vehicles will be taken up and in the first phase government will place order for purchase of 500 vehicles. The Chief Minister further said that there was a lot of potential all over the country for usage of electric vehicles.
Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy, CMP Principal Secretary S Narsing Rao, TSRTC MD Ramana Rao, BYD General Manager Liu Xueliang, Executive Director Zhang Jie and others participated in the meeting. CM had a brief journey in the Electric Bus designed and developed by BYD and appreciated them. He complemented the BYD representatives that the quality and standards of the bus are excellent and said that it is highly convenient for a comfortable journey as well as for a pollution free atmosphere. The BYD representative told CM that if once charged the vehicles will be able to move for 300-400 kilometres and within three hours they can be completely charged. They informed CM that along with Buses they also manufacture Cars, Autos and Trucks. (NSS)