New Delhi(Sunstar TV Bureau):The use of electric vehicles should be made mandatory for all government employees for the purpose of saving both fuel and money, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has suggested. He also asked Energy Minister RK Singh to make it mandatory for officials in his department to use electric vehicles.
He encouraged ordinary people as well to take part in solving this great task: “One of the things you and other people can do is to keep up the pressure … there are going to be some difficult decisions for government”.
Addressing the Go Electricity Campaign, Transport Minister Gadkari said, “Why don’t we subsidize electric cooking equipment?” “Electrical cooking will be cleaner and import dependence on gas will be reduced,” he said. Nitin Gadkari said the Ministry of Road Transport had taken steps to replace alternative fuel for electric vehicles due to rising fuel prices.
He said the use of 10,000 electric vehicles in Delhi alone could save Rs 30 crore a month. On the occasion, Energy Minister RK Singh announced that an electric bus service from Delhi to Agra and from Delhi to Jaipur will be launched soon.