No petrol in India after 5 years: Nitin Gadkari
After the successful implementation of all concrete roads across the country, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the use of petrol in vehicles in India will vanish after five years. The announcement was made by the Minister during an event held at Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth in Maharashtra’s Akola.
During his speech, Gadkari made a strong pitch for the use of green hydrogen, ethonal and other green fuels. The minister claimed that cars and scooters will either be on green hydrogen, ethonal flex fuel, CNG or LNG.
“With full faith I want to say that petrol will vanish from the country after five years. Your cars and scooters will either be on green hydrogen, ethonal flex fuel, CNG or LNG,” he said.
Also, speaking at the annual session of Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, Gadkari stressed on the importance of ethanol, CNG, LNG and green hydrogen as cost-effective and environment friendly energy resources.
The government has been pushing for alternatives to fossil fuels to reduce pollution, meet the country’s climate goals and also reduce India’s huge import bill. As of now, India meets more than 80 percent of its energy needs through imports.