Nitin Gadkari announced that the government intends to build an electric highway between Delhi and Mumbai.

central minister Nitin Gadkari Announced that the government intends to build an electric highway between Delhi and Mumbai to reduce pollution and urged owners of heavy vehicles to employ alternative fuels including ethanol, methanol, as well as green hydrogen.

During an event organized by the Hydraulic Trailer Owners Association on July 11, the minister said: “We plan to build an electric highway from Delhi to Mumbai. You can also drive a trolley truck like a trolleybus.”

Additionally, Gadkari said that central government employees are constructing tunnels worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore.

It should be noted that earlier during a parliamentary session, Gadkari had said that the government was trying to build a separate “e-highway” on the 1,300-km-long Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, where trucks and buses can travel at a speed of 120 km. can go. per hour.

The minister also said once last year that “It is my dream to build an electric highway from Delhi to Jaipur. It is still a proposed project. We are in talks with a foreign company.”

In 2016 also Gadkari had said that India There may be an e-highway section which will be similar to Sweden.

What is e-highway?

It is understood that an e-highway is a road that provides electricity to moving vehicles, especially through overhead power lines.

However, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which is under construction, is expected to include a separate lane for the electric highway. Compared to electric automobiles and two-wheelers, it is probably feasible for electric trucks and buses.
This concept is not new in Western countries. Siemens began testing the trolley-style automobile in Germany in 2012.

It was reported that at speeds up to 60 mph, hybrid diesel-electric vehicles were equipped with rods when they encountered highways with overhead power lines.

Future Siemens Systems pilot projects were expected to include the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to help reduce
Smog in California.

Munich-based Siemens Mobility offers hybrid trucks that use pantographs to draw power from an overhead wire, similar to a tram. The method employs 670-volt direct-current overhead cables.

When overhead wires are connected, trucks can only be driven by electricity. They switch back to their hybrid engines as they re-enter the main highway. Therefore, if a driver turns left or right while the cable is still connected, they will not move.

It is believed that India’s e-highway will be similar to what Siemens is doing. But the planning of such highways is still in the initial stage.

However, it should be noted that whenever the plan is implemented and India’s first e-highway becomes operational, it will contribute to the country’s climate sustainability goals.

During the event, while highlighting the fact that pollution is a major concern in India, Gadkari urged heavy vehicle owners to “use alternative fuels like ethanol, methanol and green hydrogen as they are cost-effective and import substitutes”. and continued by saying that India needs all forms of transport due to its rapidly growing economy.

read all breaking news, today’s fresh newswatch top videos And live TV Here.