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NEW DELHI: Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that India has set a target to become world’s number one automobile manufacturing hub in the next 3 to 4 years.
Gadkari said this while interacting with the Indian diaspora in Prague, Czech Republic. He said that in the last nine years, the size of the automobile Industry has increased from Rs 4.5 lakh crore to Rs 12.5 lakh crore.
Gadkari said this industry has given jobs to 4.5 crore youth of the country Addressing the Ministerial Session at the 27th World Road Congress, Gadkari stressed the need for adopting a holistic approach to minimise road crashes and fatalities by stakeholders at all levels. He reiterated India’s special focus on spreading awareness to effect behavioral change and ensuring flawless enforcement of rules.
The Minister further apprised the gathering of the strides India has been taking in the field of automobile safety with flagship programs such as BHARAT NCAP and reiterated our commitment to achieving the global road safety targets set in the Stockholm Declaration.