Electric vehicles should be made mandatory for government officials: Indian minister

New Delhi - Nitin Gadkari also suggests subsidy on electric cooking appliances to encourage use of clean energy.



By PTI

Published: Fri 19 Feb 2021, 3:38 PM

Indian Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday made a case for making it mandatory to use electric vehicles for all officials in government ministries and departments in India.

He also suggested that government should give subsidy to buy electric cooking appliances instead of giving support for buying cooking gas to households.

Addressing at the launch Go Electric campaign, Gadkari said, “Why don’t we provide subsidy on electric cooking appliances. We already provide subsidy on cooking gas. “

He was of the view that electricity cooking is clean and will also reduce import dependence for gas.

He, further, urged Power Minister R K Singh to make is mandatory to use electric vehicles for officials in his department saying he will do so for his departments.

He said that use of 10,000 electric vehicles in Delhi can alone save Rs 30 crore per month.

On this occasion, Singh also announced that a fuel-cell bus service will be launched from Delhi to Agra and Delhi to Jaipur soon.

Indian Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari
Indian Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

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