CM Vishnu Deo Sai attends CREDA’s Road Safety Awareness Programme

Inaugurated the roadshow by flagging off the electric vehicle rally

Use of electric vehicles will prove to be a milestone in achieving the Panchamrit target: Shri Sai

Raipur ( | Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai took part in a road safety awareness programme organized by the Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) at his residence today. He inaugurated the roadshow by flagging off the electric vehicle rally. The roadshow commenced from the Chief Minister’s residence, traversing through Bhagat Singh Chowk, Telibandha Chowk, VIP Chowk, and Fundahar, and culminating at the Energy Park.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Shri Sai highlighted the ongoing transportation development efforts nationwide under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He mentioned the Prime Minister’s global announcement of India’s climate action’s five nectar elements (Panchamrit) during the Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2021. He stated that in alignment with this, CREDA is leading various renewable energy-based projects in the public interest in the state.

Elaborating further, Chief Minister Shri Sai stated that under the Panchamrit target, our nation is dedicated to reducing its dependence on conventional energy sources by 2030, aiming for a transition towards clean energy. To accomplish this objective, the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in the transportation sector will serve as an important milestone.

Shri Sai pointed out the growing trend in the nation towards increased electric vehicle adoption, with Chhattisgarh currently operationalizing 39,802 two-wheeled, 17,956 three-wheeled, and 1,596 four-wheeled electric vehicles. “Electric vehicles not only emit no harmful pollutants but also eliminate the need for petrol or diesel, offering a more cost-effective and sustainable alternative to conventional vehicles”, he said.