IEP Chandigarh, February 24
The Hinduja Group, a leading bus manufacturing company, has shown its interest to manufacture electric vehicles in Punjab
On the sideline of the Punjab Investors Summit-2023, the delegation of the Hinduja company today called on Transport Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar. The delegation, which comprised Mr. S.K. Chadha Senior Advisor Hinduja Group, Mr. Piyush Zonal Head Ashok Leyland, Mr. Aman Khanna Business Head Mind Space, Mr. Naresh Arora Zonal Manager IndusInd Bank and Mr. Sachin Nijhawan Chief Commercial Officer, Switch Mobility gave presentation of the products of the company, and apprised that as the Punjab government has approved the electric vehicle policy, the company wants to manufacture electric small bus in the state, besides opening a driver training institute in the state in partnership with the government.
The Transport Minister said that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led government recently accorded approval to Electric Vehicle Policy (PEVP)- 2022 with a move to check the environmental pollution in the state due to omission from vehicles. The policy desires to reduce vehicular emission, create infrastructure, Manufacturing, Research and Development, Job creation, ensuring sustainability besides to establish Punjab as a favoured destination for manufacturing of electric vehicles, components and batteries.
Representatives of Hinduja Group, while appreciating the state government for launching comprehensive electric vehicle policy, said that they have high hopes from the Chief Minister and his government. Congratulating the Chief Minister and his government for working for betterment of state in a mission mode with pure intentions, they said that Punjab is the land of enterprise, hard working and dedicated people. They lauded the single window system being offered by the state government for clearances, and said that Punjab is on threshold of transition due to its top class infrastructure coupled with conducive government policies.
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