Telangana government sets up two panels for Formula E racing event to be held in Hyderabad – The New Indian Express

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By Express press service

HYDERABAD: For the smooth running of the prestigious Formula E racing event to be held in Hyderabad on February 11, 2023, the state government on Monday formed a management committee and an executive committee.

While the management committee will be headed by Minister of MAUD, KT Rama Rao, and will consist of the following members including Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, CEO and Team Principal of Mahindra Racing, Dilbagh Gill. It will also have the Ace Urban Race, MD and CEO, a representative of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), three subject matter experts and brand ambassadors yet to be determined, the Special Chief Secretary of MAUD Arvind Kumar as Organizing Member and any other member as decided by the President.

The track has been finalized and the race will be held on a 2.37km track around Hussainsagar Lake – the circuit will circle the Secretariat complex passing through Lumbini Park in a loop. In order to ensure that there is perfect inter-departmental coordination and that the required deadlines are respected, KTR has reviewed the proposed action plan and the arrangements that need to be put in place. As a result, it was decided to set up two high-level committees which will also look at aspects such as transport and accommodation logistics, outreach, marketing and promotion.

The Executive Committee will be chaired by Arvind Kumar and will comprise of the following members, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, Co-Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Hyderabad, MD and CEO, Greenko Group, ACE Urban. Hyderabad will be the only city in India and one of 13 cities worldwide to host Formula E races.

Formula E is an electric-powered single-seater championship that started in 2014 and was granted world championship status by the FIA ​​in the seventh season of 2020-21. Unlike Formula 1, Formula E, also known as E-prix, races are held on street circuits, promoting electric mobility and bringing racing to the fans.

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