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India’s first e-vehicle-only area coming soon in Gujarat’s Kevadia: Thing to know – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The Statue of Unity Area Development and Tourism Governance Authority (SOUADTGA) on Sunday said it will develop the “country’s first electric vehicles-only area” in Gujarat’s Kevadia.
In its statement, the authority said that the area surrounding the 182-metre tall Statue of Unity in Kevadia in Gujarat’s tribal-dominated Narmada district will be converted into an electric-vehicles-only area in a phased manner.
The announcement comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Kevadia, which houses the world’s tallest Statue of Unity, will become the country’s first electric vehicle city.
Speaking at the release of ethanol blending road map 2020-25 on the occasion of World Environment Day on Saturday, Modi had said that necessary infrastructure is being made available to run only battery-based buses, two-wheeler, four-wheeler in Kevadia in future.
Here are key facts about the upcoming smart EV city:
1. In the area under the authority, only electric vehicles will be…

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