Nitin Gadkari, the Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister of India has said ethanol, biodiesel and electricity is a must as an alternate source of power to run vehicles.
The Minister spoke about this after commissioning Maharashtra's first automatic vehicle testing and inspection centre which has a computerized driving test track.
Speaking about the number of vehicles on Indian roads, he said using alternate fuel will work out much cheaper than importing petroleum products and also, it will save the atmosphere from pollution.
Buses as well as trains in Nagpur and Haldia already use ethanol and biodiesel to power them and the government is trying to set up a drainage water processing project there to produce methane and CNG.
This is a drastic step that has to be taken to save the atmosphere, but the only question is, when will the rule be enforced and how well will carmakers support it? Please feel free to share your thoughts with us.