India’s first electric highway – know the advantages and disadvantages of electric highway
The central government is preparing to build the country’s first electric highway at Dausa in Jaipur district in Rajasthan. Country’s Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari made this announcement in a program organized in Dosa. This highway will be completely electric and only electric vehicles will run in it. Keeping in mind the environment in the country, the government has been emphasizing on the use of electric vehicles for a long time. At the same time, the government is also paying a lot of attention to electric vehicles, after electric buses, cars, bikes and scooties, now the government has taken the initiative to build electric highways in the country. Whose construction work has started. So let us tell you what is Electric Highway and where is it being built?
What is electric highway
Generally, vehicles running on the highway run on petrol, diesel or CNG. But the electric highway will be such a highway on which all electric vehicles will run. The electric highway will be like a normal highway but wires will be installed on top of this highway. Explain that vehicles running like trains on this highway will get electricity from these wires and this electricity will work as fuel for these vehicles. Charging points will also be set up on this highway to charge electric vehicles. Due to which the general public will not face any kind of problem.
Where is this highway being built
Let us tell you that the government is preparing to build this electric highway between Delhi and Jaipur. Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced this in Dausa district of Rajasthan. At the same time, this highway will be completely electric and only electric vehicles will run in it. After being fully prepared, this will be the first e-highway of the country.
Why is e-highway necessary?
The Government of India is committed to reduce Green House Gas emissions. PM Modi had announced in November 2021 that India would achieve the target of Net Zero by the year 2070. This electric highway is a big step towards achieving this goal. This highway will be completely eco-friendly and will prove to be very helpful in reducing the pollution level. In this, electricity will be used to run vehicles, which will be cheaper than petrol and diesel. On the one hand, where dependence on petrol-diesel will directly reduce, on the other hand it will also prove to be very beneficial for the environment.
Benefit from e-highway
The biggest advantage of e-highway is that it will be very beneficial for the environment. Along with this, there will be a significant reduction in the logistics cost from the e-highway. At present, one of the major reasons for the increase in the prices of things is the transportation cost. Things can become cheaper if the transportation cost is less. Apart from this, this announcement of the Union Minister is being considered as a big step towards promoting electric vehicles in the country.
Where is the E-highway?
Please tell that India is not the first country to make e-highway. Electric highways are already in use in Sweden and Germany. While Sweden is the first country in the world to start the E-Highway. Sweden started the trial of the e-highway in 2016 and started the first e-highway in 2018. At the same time, after Sweden, Germany started the electric highway in 2019. PLC/GT