Kolkata: Smt. Mamta Banerjee is likely to inaugurate the first International ElectricVehicle Show and Green Mobility exposition in Kolkatai.e‘EV-EXPO East’ -2016 on 27th May, 10 am at Milan Mela, Kolkata organized by Altius Auto Solution in association with ICAT [A Division of NATRiP Implementation of Society (NATIS), Govt. of India].
“This first EV-Expo East holds special significance particularly because this Expo is the first ever concerted effort put together after the passing of Motor Vehicles (Amendment Bill, 2015) bringing E-Carts & E-Rickshaws under the ambit of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988EV –Expo, specially at a time when SmtMamta Banerjee is all out to promote E-Rickshaws & E-Carts to provide ‘environment friendly’ transport solutions in order to boost passenger safety, convenience and in making India a pollution free country.” Said Mr Rajiv Arora, Founder Member Electric Rickshaw Manufacturers Association & Organizer EV-Expo East”
Although the fate of the ruling party and CM Mamata Banerjee will be decided on May 19, the business fraternity has expressed confidence over her return for another term as the chief minister of the state.
Speaking to www.kolkata24X7.com , Rajiv Arora said, “Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the event. Her popularity is unrivalled among the people.”
On being asked, what if Mamata lost the polls? Mr. Arora said, “Even if the people mandate against Mamata, she will still be the person inaugurating the event.”
Although speculations are hot and rumours at peak with many predicting the Left-Congress alliance victory, the business community still trust Mamata Banerjee hinted Mr. Arora.
The three-day international exposition to be held at Milan Mela, Kolkata from 27th to29thMay, 2016 will showcase the latest technological advancements in environment friendly electric vehicle, component, services and products for the transportation of passengers and goods.
EV-Expo shall witness participation from 100 + India & International E-Vehicle companies. Over 50 + high level business delegations from China, Germany, Sweden, Japan and other countries have confirmed their visit to EV-Expo.
“EVEXPO EAST promises to be a significant platform to create an imp ecosystem, explore and understand the technical, policy, market opportunities and challenges for the exhibitors, buyers, global leaders, opinion makers, Govt(s), media and raise awareness about green transportation, electric vehicles, battery rickshaws, E- carts, batteries, motors, components and accessories etc,” said MrRajiv Arora.
“The eventis an eco-friendly initiative willing to show the world, that electric power in the long-run will play a key role in people’s mobility. “EV-EXPO East” will be the biggest event in East India of its kind to promote vehicles based on electric energy and its manufacturers who support an initiative to use cleaner source of energy to prove that electric power can fuel your journey.” said MrAnuj Sharma, Chairman, Electric Vehicle Committee, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
“In this new era of technology and time of new hopes, the EV-EXPO EAST will demonstrate the resilience of one of India’s newest industries, the popularity of its products and the important role that e-Rickshaws could play in environment friendly city transportation system.”Added MrAnuj Sharma
“The event comes at a time when country is looking at a paradigm shift in the way cities residents commute with a view to bring down dangerous level of transport related pollution level and also to bring down cost of intra-city commuting.” Added MrArora