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President to flag off passenger solar car tomorrow

According to reports, president Pranab Mukherjee will flag off tomorrow a solar-powered passenger car developed by the Delhi Technological University.

Described as ‘India’s most efficient passenger solar car’, it will represent India at the Sasol Solar Challenge to be held in South Africa between September 15-29, 2012.

“Solar cars from across the world will participate in this Solar Challenge which will cover 4,200km along the coastline of South Africa,” a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesman said in a statement today. The DTU Solar Car is code named ‘Solaris’ and is one of the most innovative projects of the Delhi Technological University earlier called the Delhi College of Engineering.

On flag off, the Solar Passenger Car will run on Rajpath and then circle India Gate to pay tributes to the martyrs of the nation before being sent to the competition in South Africa, it said.

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