- Nitin Gadkari, the Minister for road transport and highways, said that he would not allow driverless cars to be used in India in the future
- He says that it would threaten the jobs of over 1 crore people who drive for a living
- He however, refutes the statement that he opposes new technology
- He also spoke about socially and economically backward sectors of society and the introduction of Kulhads at railway stations, for the preparation of tea to provide employment to Kumhars
Nitin Gadkari, the Minister for road transport and highways, gave a speech at an event recently to distribute leather tool kits organised by the Khadi and Village industries Commission (KVIC) on Tuesday, 24th September 2019.
He states that he has been asked by many eminent personalities whether driver less cars would make an appearance in India in the near future. The minister says that he would never allow such technology to come into India, as a lot of jobs depend on it. Around 40 lakh people are drivers and there is a shortage of 25 lakh drivers. He states that till he is in office, he will not let the job of 1 crore people be snatched away. He also clarified that he doesn’t oppose said technology.
Besides the driver-less cars, he also spoke about how no action can be taken just by speaking and distribution of leather tool kits is one such situation. He quotes, on the leather tool kits,
“It is a dedication to mahatma gandhi’s spirit”
Gadkari states that they are working towards helping the economically and socially backwards sectors in various ways. Besides this initiative, Kulhads are being provided for making tea at many railway stations which will improve employment status of Kumhars.