Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 17 (ANI): Maharashtra Environment Minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on Tuesday inaugurated Electric Vehicle (EV) enabled parking lot at Koninoor building in Mumbai.
Taking to Twitter, Thackeray wrote that this is very encouraging as the state government move in the direction of making Maharashtra, Electric Vehicle friendly.
"We had announced our state's EV policy about a month ago. It is heartening to witness such efforts from all fronts. This is one of the many steps we as a government take for the greater good of our planet," tweeted Thackeray.
He further said, "I want to wholeheartedly thank Ashutosh Enterprises, MLA Sada Sarvankar ji, local Corporators and Assistant Commissioner of G/North Kiran Dighavkar ji for furthering our efforts towards the EV revolution in the state."
Earlier on August 12, NITI Aayog released a handbook to guide state governments and local bodies to frame policies and norms towards setting up charging networks for electric vehicles (EV). The objective is to enhance charging infrastructure and facilitate a rapid transition to electric mobility in the country.
Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog had said, "The transition to electric mobility is a global strategy in the fight against climate change, on which India has expressed ambitious aspirations. The handbook addresses the common challenges being faced by different local authorities in implementing EV charging networks. It serves as a starting point for the peer-to-peer exchange of best practices between states and local bodies." (ANI)