Chief Minister of Maharashtra – Devendra Fadnavis – and Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping – Nitin Gadkari – launched India’s first ethanol-run green bus service at Yeshwant Stadium, Nagpur, on Monday. The green bus service has been launched as part of the new bus service – Aapli Bus service – for Nagpurians along with diesel red bus services too.
Guardian Minister and Minister for Ministry of Energy, New and Renewable Energy, Maharashtra Chandrashekhar Bawankule, ruling party leader Dayashankar Tiwari, Nagpur Transport Committee Chairman Narendra Borkar, Chief Secretary Goverment of Maharashtra Swadhin Kshatriya, Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, Nagpur Mayor Pravin Datke, MLA Krishna Khopde, MLA Vikas Kumbhare and MLC Girish Vyas were also present at the function.
Speaking at the occasion Nitin Gadkari said, India is spending around seven lakh crores on petrol, diesel and oil imports. This massive expenditure can be substantially reduced if we start using eco-friendly fuels like ethanol, methanol, bio fuel, etc. This will help reduce air pollution in the country. Indian farmers will also be benefited from production of these types of fuel. Vehicles running with the help of ethanol and methanol and E-rickshaw will be the future means of transportation. Gadkari also promised to make Nagpur as India’s first city to have all its city buses to run on bio fuel.
CM Devendra Fadnavis praised Gadkari for his eco-friendly idea and also launched the mobile app – Aapli Bus service. The mobile app will be helpful in providing information about bus services, vacant seats, routes, etc to the commuters.
The green bus service has been launched with an intention to reduce pollution and maintain better quality of air in Nagpur. Under the new Aapli Bus service, 25 new buses (consisting of green and red buses) will operate on six routes – Brahmani Fata Kalmeshwar to Sitabuldi, Butibori, Pipla fata, Defence to Sitabuldi, Hingna to Sitabuldi and Pardi to Sitabuldi via Gandhibagh. A passenger will have to shell out a minimum of Rs 14 and Rs 8 to travel in green and red diesel buses respectively.
The buses under Aapli Bus service are very well equipped. While red diesel buses have automatic door system, vehicle tracking system, CCTV cameras, passenger system board, reverse camera, etc, green buses are equipped with automatic doors, automatic announcement systems for stoppages, rear engine, fire extinguisher, CCTV cameras, automatic emergency window button, charger points, vehicle tracking system, led display with mike for announcements, etc.
RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.