Kevadia (Gujarat) will soon become the India's first only-vehicle-city announced by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at the event organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on the occassion of World Environment Day.

Prime Minister also pointed out that a large part of the country's railway network has been electrified, while there are airports across the country that are using solar energy to power. Elaborating on this, he said that before 2014, only seven Indian airports had solar power facilities, while now the number has increased to 50 who are using the solar energy.

About the Kevadia project, he mentioned that it is already underway, and necessary infrastructure is being created to ensure that only battery based buses, four wheelers and two wheelers ply in Kevadia in the coming period.

He further said that India is setting an example to the world that development need not stop to protect the environment, and that ecology and economy can go hand in hand. He said that India, along with developing and strengthening the economy, has also succeeded in increasing the forests to 15,000 sq km in the last few years.

PM further added that India is now one of the top five countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity, and it is encouraging to see common people joining hands in such pro-environmental campaigns.


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