Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries Babul Supriyo and Minister for Industry of Madhya Pradesh Rajendra Shukla inaugurated the Asia’s biggest auto testing track in Pithampur of Dhar district on Sunday.
Babul Supriyo said that country’s research and development activities in the sector of automobile engineering and technology will get boost, due to the construction of auto testing track in Pithampur. He hoped that Pithampur will emerge as a hub of the automobile industry in future.
Union Minister of State Supriyo further mentioned that the State Government has provided 4,000 acre land to NATRiP and the National Auto Testing Track has been developed on 3,000 acre land. Automobile units can be established by the industrialists on the remaining one thousand acre land.
Rajendra Shukla said that this track will prove to be a pivotal center for the development of automobile industry in the country. Industrial revolution is must to provide maximum employment opportunities to youths. He mentioned that youths of the state will get maximum employment opportunities by establishing more industries in the state. Mentioning about the infrastructure development in the State, Shukla said that Madhya Pradesh is an electricity surplus State. Four lane roads have been constructed in big numbers in the recent years.
Shukla informed that Mahindra, Force, MAN Group Heavy Industries, Earth Moving and Construction Equipments manufacturing companies have units in Pithampur. He urged the Union Minister of State, Supriyo that it will become helpful for the automobile and commercial vehicles’ sector of Pithampur, if testing facility of earth moving and construction equipments is made available here.
The programme was also addressed by the Managing Director of Mahindra and Mahindra Pawan Goenka and Chief Operating Officer of Eicher and Volvo Company RS Sachdeva.