Study Revealed Kolkata Residents are Ready to buy Electric Vehicle

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News Desk, News Nation 360 : The first time ever Bollywood singer Raj Barman has come up with a Durga Puja ‘Esho Doshobhuja’. The song is penned by Prasen and Music composition, programming, mixing and mastering is done by Raj Barman. The song is now available in Raj Barman’s YouTube channel and across all music platforms. Raj Barman, Playback Singer & Music Composer said that every Bengali is nostalgic about the greatest festival of Durga Puja and without Pujor Gaan they cannot think of it. ‘Esho Doshobhuja’ was a sudden plan. In this song, the track was created even before the composition was made. One evening he was hearing this with one of his friends and suddenly they decided to make a song out of it. The idea is to bring a song about Maa Durga but in a stylistic formation. This is the first time he worked on a Puja song, so he was really excited to work on it. They are hopeful that the audience will love the song. Esho Doshobhuja revives the nostalgia and brings back the soulful charm of Puja's song. The song expresses the emotions of happiness, charm, love and sheer enjoyment for the festival as well as for Maa Durga. It captures the essence of the festival, which is around the corner. Debashish Sen, Chairman cum Managing Director HIDCO Ltd. in his keynote address said that the Govt of West Bengal has come up with a EV Policy, many people are coming forward to buy EV’s, but are finding financing to be a problem,  and they are bringing companies and banks to make it possible. He further spoke that they have decided to form a centre of excellence about Electric Vehicles as there is very little information that is available to the public about it. Soon they'll be trying to transition to Zomato and others to e bikes and e -bicycles. C 40 award for electric buses will be available within 2030 and 2000 buses will be available in Kolkata, so that there are no fuel buses. At the moment 80 electric buses are running. Within 3 to 4 months before the end of this financial year, Kolkata and adjacent areas will have enough charging stations. He was also the first person to have an Electric Vehicle in Kolkata New Town area. The multi-stakeholder meeting hosted by SwitchON Foundation at the carnival on 2nd Oct. 2021 brought together eminent government officers, distinguished professors from Institutes like IIM Calcutta, UEM, business heads and EV Startup co-founders to discuss the smooth transition to Electric Mobility. All stakeholders highlighted that the transport sector is one of the major contributors to Air Pollution in cities and requires strong steps to be undertaken to make the transition to sustainable mobility. Electric vehicles have zero emissions and are therefore, eco friendly with low maintenance costs mainly consisting of battery replacements depending on the amount of usage. The carnival meet was an endeavour to have a discussion on Sustainable Mobility and the need to promote awareness on Electric vehicles and brought together various stakeholders to discuss the transition of fuel based vehicles and even non motorised transport to electric vehicles and mobility.

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Report : Anustup Kundu