Nitin Gadkari, Union Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister recently stated that providing permission to two –wheeler taxi service based on ethanol will indeed give large scale employment in rural areas. Minister was addressing the inauguration ceremony of new buildings of the regional transport office (RTO), Nagpur rural and sub-regional transport office, East Nagpur. Gadkari remarked that every year there are 5 lakh accidents in our country.
One and half lakh people die in these. Whereas; one and half lakh people are injured. An effort is being made to implement the Tamil Nadu pattern to reduce the accidents. The accident prevention committee has so far rectified 66 black spots in the city and 55 black spots in the state. Efforts are also being made to bring down pollution along with the accidents. In this context about 2000 trucks of Nagpur transporter Pyare Khan and others are going to be converted into LNG. This will benefit transporters. Efforts are also on to convert 400 buses of Nagpur city into CNG.