Sushma Swaraj hands over symbolically e-Rickshaws to Ambassador of Senegal

  • External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj on November 16, 2018 handed over symbolically e-Rickshaws to Ambassador of Senegal El Hadji Ibou Boye in New Delhi .
  • Mrs Swaraj along with Ambassador of Senegal took a short ride in the e-Rickshaw to experience the ease of mobility that the vehicle would bring for the common man. 
  • India is supplying 250 e-Rickshaws with lithium-ion batteries on grant basis to Senegal, responding to the request of President Macky Sall of Senegal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India has seen a surge towards battery powered e-Rickshaws in the recent past. 
  • The supply of 250 e-Rickshaws is expected to assist Senegal in adopting clean and efficient energy sources in the area of urban public transport.
  • India is committed to fulfill its role as an important partner for Africa’s development, especially through the initiatives under the India-Africa Forum Summit. 
  • India’s relations will continue to be guided by 10 principles of the engagement with Africa outlined by Prime Minister earlier this year.

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