Auto repair is a big business, but its not all about the money.
The new government has pledged to make it more accessible and accessible to those who can’t afford a car.
It’s also aimed at making India’s car repair industry more attractive to new entrants.
But in a country with the second largest car fleet in the world, there is a real need for a vehicle repair industry to help people get back on their feet.
India is India.
The car is the country’s backbone, its symbol and its identity.
Its the vehicle that has made us who we are, and to have a car is to have this symbol of a country in decline.
So to be seen as ‘handsome & unique’ by the President and PM, and for it to be in the Indian public discourse is hugely important for us.
It is a sign of confidence in our ability to get through to the next level in our economy, says K. Suresh, Managing Director, Car Repair India.
The government wants the Indian auto industry to become more attractive and accessible.
In an attempt to achieve this, the new car manufacturing capacity will be expanded.
It will also provide more jobs, said Priyanka Varma, Head of Global Business at the National Auto Parts Manufacturers Association (NAPMA).
But what exactly will the government do?
The auto industry has been struggling in the past couple of decades due to high labour costs and high vehicle emissions.
India is the only advanced economy where the car is a major part of the manufacturing process.
This is a global industry and a huge market.
But the government’s vision of a “handsome and unique” Indian auto repair industry will be one of its most significant achievements in the next 20 years, says Manish Nanda, CEO of Car Repair International (CRI).
He is also the chairman of the automotive industry association.
What do the government and car repair manufacturers have in common?
They both want to improve the lives of millions of people across the country.
It seems to me that this is an incredibly ambitious plan, says Prashant Jain, President of the Indian Automotive Manufacturers’ Association.