The startup world found a willing listener in Nitin Gadkari, the union minister for road transport, highways and shipping, who promised speedier action to confront this national problem.
Infrastructure, particularly dismal roads inside cities, took centre-stage at India's premier ET Startup Awards, as entrepreneurs and investors came together to press for action saying the country is being hobbled by traffic grid-lock.
Electric scooter manufacturer Ather Energy co- founder Tarun Mehta asked the minister how the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles would be created in the country. He wanted the minister to set up a standing committee at the central government level. Gadkari said he would do more than that.
"Creating a standing committee means making more people stand up to create obstacles. You come and meet me in Delhi, explain your problem and I will give you a policy," Gadkari said......................Read more
Source: The Economic Times