Nitin Gadkari’s big gesture on Petrol-Diesel, ‘it should be replaced by alternative fuels now’

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Nitin Gadkari

Petrol-Diesel Price Latest News: Petrol-diesel prices are on fire in the country, the government is also feeling it, but there is no relief so far. Rather, it is now becoming a matter of how to replace petrol and diesel with another fuel.

Petrol-Diesel Price Latest News: Petrol-diesel prices are on fire in the country, the government is also feeling it, but there is no relief so far. Rather, it is now becoming a matter of how to replace petrol and diesel with another fuel. The country is coming to electric cars but they are yet to reach the common man.

‘The country now needs the option of petrol and diesel’

On rising petrol-diesel prices, Minister of Road and Transport (Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways) Nitin Gadkari has said, “I suggest that this is the time when the country should move towards alternative fuels. I am already insisting on using electricity as a fuel, because India has surplus power.

“We are currently building 81 cents lithium-ion-batteries in India,” says Nitin Gadkari. My ministry has also taken the initiative today on the alternative to lithium ion.

All the concerned labs are engaged in research. The ministry is now engaged in developing hydrogen fuel cells as well,”

“We are currently working to create an alternative to Fossil Fuels (petroleum, coal, natural gas, oil shale) which is very important for the country at the moment,” he said.

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‘We import 70 cents of fuel’

“The problem is that fossil fuels prices have gone up considerably in the world market, and India imports 70 cents of these fuels,” the Union minister said. Gadkari said that he has recently launched a bio-CNG tractor, which is prepared from paroli, sugarcane, and sugarcane.

Petrol reaches Rs 100 mark

Petrol and diesel prices have risen for the 9th consecutive day today. Petrol has crossed Rs 100 in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan. Petrol has now moved closer to Rs 90 per litre in Delhi. Petrol fell 25 paise to Rs 89.54 in Delhi today, the costliest rate ever. Diesel may have gone up to rs 80 per litre, and it may go up tomorrow and cross Rs 80.

The costliest diesel in Delhi was sold in the last week of July last year, at Rs 81.94 per litre and petrol at Rs 80.43 per litre. That is, at that time, petrol was expensive diesel. The most expensive petrol in metro cities is selling in Mumbai where rates are Rs 96 per litre. While diesel is Rs 86.98 per litre.