Bengaluru: As revealed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there are massive plans to convert Gujarat's Kevadiya into an electric vehicle (EV) city, as per a report on Livemint.

It is to be noted that Kevadiya is the place that houses the giant statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue is 182 metres long. 

The website adds that Kevadiya is being provided with the necessary infrastructure so that only battery-based buses, two-wheelers, four-wheelers run in the city in future.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, “He (Modi) said necessary infrastructure is being made available so that only battery-based buses, two-wheeler, four-wheeler will run in Kevadiya in future".  

It is also interesting to note that the centre has asked states to identify one city each out of a national list of 60 cities. The entire electricity needs of these cities will be met through rooftop solar power.

The website notes that in May last year, during a review of the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), PM Modi had called on all States to have at least one such 'solar city'. Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government had also identified Prayagraj to be one such marquee solar city as a part of the MNRE's Development of Solar City Programme.

Additionally, the push for EVs comes in the backdrop of the government’s Rs 18,100 crore production linked incentive (PLI) scheme to make lithium-ion cells, where the government aims to attract investments worth Rs 45,000 crore.

Food distribution platform Zomato has envisioned a plan to convert its entire fleet into EV by 2030.