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Public transport must be the cornerstone of mobility initiatives: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 7 (UNI) Stressing that common public transport must be the cornerstone of the mobility initiatives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the focus must also go beyond cars to other vehicles such as scooters and rickshaws.

‘Common Public Transport must be the cornerstone of our mobility initiatives. New business models driven by digitization, are reinventing the existing paradigm. Our focus must also go beyond cars, to other vehicles such as scooters and rickshaws,’Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing the Global Mobility Summit — MOVE.

The Prime Minister said clean mobility, powered by clean energy, is India’s most powerful weapon in its fight against climate change. “Clean mobility, powered by clean energy, is our most powerful weapon in our fight against climate change. This means a pollution-free clean drive, leading to clean air and better living standards for our people. We should champion the idea of ‘clean kilometres’,’ the PM said.

Describing mobility as ‘a key driver of the economy’, the PM said, ‘Better mobility reduces the burden of travel and transportation, and can boost economic growth. It is already a major employer and can create the next generation of jobs.’

‘Indeed, India is on the MOVE: Our economy is on the MOVE. We are the world’s fastest growing major economy Our cities and towns are on the MOVE. We are building 100 smart cities Our infrastructure is on the MOVE. We are speedily building roads, airports, rail lines and ports,’ the PM said.

‘Our goods are on the MOVE. GST has helped us rationalize supply chains and warehouse networks. Our reforms are on the MOVE. We have made India an easier place to do business. Our lives are on the MOVE. Families are getting homes, toilets, LPG cylinders, bank accounts and loans,’ the PM said.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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