In order to scale back the nation’s dependence on fuels like petrol and diesel, Union Minister for Roads and Transport Nitin Gadkari has advocated for better use of electric automobiles. Gadkari additional insisted on making use of electric automobiles obligatory for all authorities officers.
Gadkari additionally prompt that as a substitute of offering subsidy on cooking fuel, the federal government should provide subsidy on electric cooking home equipment.
According to media stories, whereas talking on the Go Electric Campaign, Gadkari mentioned, “Why don’t we provide subsidy on electric cooking appliances. We already provide subsidy on cooking gas.” The motive behind Gadkari’s suggestion is two-fold. Firstly, it would lower India’s dependence on fuel imports and secondly, it would cut back the danger of air pollution.
As gas costs in India have been skyrocketing for the reason that previous few weeks, the onus of it’s falling on the federal government. Therefore, Gadkari has prompt that each one the Government Ministries and Departments should make use of electric automobiles obligatory. Gadkari has additionally appealed to Power Minister RK Singh to make use of electric automobiles in his division after which will probably be made obligatory in different departments as properly.
Gadkari said that through the use of 10,000 electric automobiles in Delhi alone, we’d have the ability to save Rs 30 crore each month. Power Minister RK Singh, who was additionally current on the occasion, introduced a gas cell bus service, which is able to run between Delhi to Agra and Delhi to Jaipur. The date for this service has not been introduced but.
On Friday (February 19), petrol costs in Delhi shot as much as Rs 90.19 per litre whereas diesel is promoting at Rs 80.60 per litre. Meanwhile, in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar, the value of petrol climbed to a whopping Rs 100.82 per litre and diesel soared to Rs 92.83 per litre.