New Delhi. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has emphasized on reducing the use of diesel fuel in the public transport infrastructure of the country. Along with this, he said that passenger tickets for electric buses can be 30 percent cheaper than diesel-powered buses.
Transport Corporation buses run on expensive diesel
Gadkari said in Indore on Monday that the road transport corporations of the states across the country can never be profitable as their buses run on expensive diesel. He said, “I am speaking with full responsibility that passenger tickets for AC buses running on electricity can easily be up to 30 percent cheaper than those on diesel buses.”
50 thousand electric powered in the country plans to run buses
Gadkari said that the central government is going ahead with the plan to run 50,000 electric buses across the country. “We need to change the country’s transport system with a visionary mindset. Instead of petrol-diesel in vehicles, the use of cheap fuels like electricity, green hydrogen, ethanol, bio-CNG and bio-LNG should be encouraged more and more.
Gadkari lays foundation stone for road projects worth Rs 2,300 crore in Madhya Pradesh
Gadkari laid the foundation stone of 5 road projects costing Rs 2,300 crore in Madhya Pradesh during the program. According to officials, these projects will improve the road connectivity of Madhya Pradesh with Maharashtra and southern states and will also increase employment and investment opportunities.
Approval for construction of 20 flyovers
Gadkari also announced approval for construction of a total of 20 flyovers in Indore, Bhopal, Sagar, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ratlam, Khandwa, Dhar, Chhatarpur and Vidisha on the demand of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Gadkari said that since the year 2014 till now the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned projects worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore for Madhya Pradesh and before the end of 2024 this figure will increase to Rs 4 lakh crore.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 01, 2022, 18:30 IST