As an initiative to make Nagpur clean and pollution free, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, ceased the use of conventional fuel car on Sunday and started using electric car. Speaking on the occasion, he made the pitch for use of electric vehicles. He left his bulletproof vehicle on Sunday and boarded the new electric car. “I have decided to use electric car henceforth in Nagpur. I took the decision as a step towards making Nagpur cleaner, greener, and pollution-free,” he said. The electric car running on Lithium Ion battery was costly. Hence, he added, thought was being given to using aluminium or steel in electric cars to make them affordable for all.
In future, Gadkari said, the Government would be making efforts to see ethanol, bio-diesel, bio-fuel, hydro-fuel replacing conventional fuel in vehicles in the country. Also, emphasis will be on using electric vehicles. In Nagpur city, all Government vehicles are proposed to be converted to CNG. Efforts are also being made to introduce two-wheelers running on ethanol.