New Delhi: Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari urged the automobile dealers to opt for the cost-effective transport mediums, such as water transport, to reduce the overall cost and pass the benefit to the consumers.
“The dealer fraternity should utilise the water transport mediums, considering its cost-effectiveness that would reduce the logistical cost. Thereafter, pass this cost-benefit to the consumers,” he said.
Gadkari was speaking at the 11th edition of Auto Summit that was organised by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association on Saturday, the apex body of automobile retail industry in the country.
He said that I would expect the dealers to cooperate with the government in establishing 1,000 private training, pollution and fitness check centres.
“Dealers from the tribal and rural areas can play a significant role in generating employment opportunities,” the minister added.
FADA organises auto dealers’ summit – Auto Summit — every year to build trust among the automobile dealers. This was the 11th edition of the summit, organised in the Le Meridien hotel in New Delhi.
The summit witnessed a participation of automobile dealers from across the country.
On this occasion, FADA President Ashish Harshraj Kale said: “We are thankful to the automotive fraternity for congregating under one roof.”
He also thanked Gadkari for gracing the occasion.
Apart from these, other dignitaries of FADA including Vice President Vinkesh Gulati; Secretary Manish Raj Singhania; former chief of the association Nikunj Sanghi; Treasurer C.S. Vigneshwar were also present at the moment.
The summit, that witnessed the presence of over 700 automobile dealers, had different sessions with more than 50 speakers. Sessions for the Electric Mobility, CMVR & Vahan 4.0, Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles and Two-Wheelers focused on Future and Challenges of Dealerships and BS-VI were also organised during the event.
During the award session, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra was conferred with an award for his contribution in the industry.
Apart from these, former cricketer Kapil Dev motivated the dealers and shared his experiences.