Business Standard

Moily takes DTC bus to go for Cabinet meeting

Moily has been traveling to office by the metro on Wednesdays since October 9

M Veerappa Moily
M Veerappa Moily
Related News

Continuing with his fuel conservation drive, Oil Minister today took a Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) bus to go for meeting.

Moily, who has been traveling to office by the metro on Wednesdays since October 9, was to go to Prime Minister's residence to attend Cabinet meeting in the evening.

As he was to take the bus, he set out early, walking a short distance from his office to the Krishi Bhawan bus stop from where he boarded bus number 781 to Race Course.

Moily bought his own ticket for the 15 minute bus ride and stood like commoners holding handralling bars. Some commuters recognised him even though there was no media following him, but he politely declined to take a seat and completed his journey standing.

"The response to my drive has been very encouraging. I have received letters and emails appreciating the move," he told PTI on his way to the Cabinet meeting venue.

Moily said he came to the office by metro but decided to take the bus to the Prime Minister's residence as metro station is some distance away from the venue.

On his cue, oil ministry officials are also shunning petrol or diesel guzzling cars and travelling by public transport to office on every Wednesdays.

"I intend to continue with this campaign as long as I am here (as a minister)," he said.

Moily had given a call to declare Wednesdays, starting from October 9, as 'Bus Day' or 'Public Transport Day' for his ministry and 14 public sector oil companies.

India spent almost USD 145 billion on importing oil last fiscal and the conservation drive is aimed at cutting the huge foreign exchange outgo which is the single-biggest reason for some of present economic woes like current account deficit.

He is hoping measures such as Bus Day and a Rs 52 crore nationwide six-week mega campaign to propagate conservation of oil and gas will help taper demand and cut oil import bill.

Moily has suggested to the Department of Personnel that it introduce staggered office timings for government employees to ease peak-hour traffic and has asked the Urban Development Minister to introduce a free cycle scheme in select cities to help save fuel.

Read more on:   
|
|

Moily takes DTC bus to go for Cabinet meeting

Moily has been traveling to office by the metro on Wednesdays since October 9

Continuing with his fuel conservation drive, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today took a Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) bus to go for Cabinet meeting. Continuing with his fuel conservation drive, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today took a Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) bus to go for Cabinet meeting.

Moily, who has been traveling to office by the metro on Wednesdays since October 9, was to go to Prime Minister's residence to attend Cabinet meeting in the evening.

As he was to take the bus, he set out early, walking a short distance from his office to the Krishi Bhawan bus stop from where he boarded bus number 781 to Race Course.

Moily bought his own ticket for the 15 minute bus ride and stood like commoners holding handralling bars. Some commuters recognised him even though there was no media following him, but he politely declined to take a seat and completed his journey standing.

"The response to my drive has been very encouraging. I have received letters and emails appreciating the move," he told PTI on his way to the Cabinet meeting venue.

Moily said he came to the office by metro but decided to take the bus to the Prime Minister's residence as metro station is some distance away from the venue.

On his cue, oil ministry officials are also shunning petrol or diesel guzzling cars and travelling by public transport to office on every Wednesdays.

"I intend to continue with this campaign as long as I am here (as a minister)," he said.

Moily had given a call to declare Wednesdays, starting from October 9, as 'Bus Day' or 'Public Transport Day' for his ministry and 14 public sector oil companies.

India spent almost USD 145 billion on importing oil last fiscal and the conservation drive is aimed at cutting the huge foreign exchange outgo which is the single-biggest reason for some of present economic woes like current account deficit.

He is hoping measures such as Bus Day and a Rs 52 crore nationwide six-week mega campaign to propagate conservation of oil and gas will help taper demand and cut oil import bill.

Moily has suggested to the Department of Personnel that it introduce staggered office timings for government employees to ease peak-hour traffic and has asked the Urban Development Minister to introduce a free cycle scheme in select cities to help save fuel.
image

Read More

TN earn 3 points in drawn Ranji match against Services

Tamil Nadu walked away with three points owing to their first innings lead in a Group B Ranji Trophy match against Services that ended in a tame draw ...

Recommended for you

Columnists Rss icon

Ajai Shukla

Ajai Shukla: Don't divide the army, Mr Parrikar
Ajai Shukla

Internal simmering in the army has come to a boil after the govt tries to retain a discriminatory promotions policy

Hasmukh Shah

Hasmukh Shah: The real issues behind land acquisition
Hasmukh Shah

Farmers are inextricably tied to their land. Deprived of it, they have little else to fall back on for their livelihood

Editorial Comment Rss icon

New Sun Pharma priority

It has to lead in gaining regulatory trust

Multilateral competition

Bretton Woods institutions must change to stay relevant

TWEETS @ POLITICS
@SinghRPN
RT @NileshMishra0: @SinghRPN समूचे यूपी में एक मात्र सांसद जिन्होंने अपना सारा फंड क्षेत्र के विकास के लिए खर्च किया।
@milinddeora
Mumbai's own @AnandWrites presents a compelling analysis of two Americas. A great writer & even better speaker: http://t.co/vSTKJOoFA4
@digvijaya_28
BJP MP says no connection between Cancer and Tobacco ! Is he in Tobacco business ? Amazing observation MP Saheb !
@thekiranbedi
(Am in creative work and in service. Is noisy work only work?? ) @----@---- yes and that apply to @thekiranbedi n by the way where is she?”
@ajaymaken
Launching Android-App based @INCIndia membership drive- Enrolling Dr Manmohan Singh & his wife Gursharan ji in Delhi! http://t.co/UXj8VjpE8y
@MPNaveenJindal
Congratulations @sardarasingh8 (y) https://t.co/8UdIUmD0YQ
@Panda_Jay
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
@ShashiTharoor
Thanks @JayasreeVijayan for this hilarious blog on the Big Fat Malayali Wedding; it's spot on! http://t.co/bFNzFSTexD
@Swamy39
@yesbabunni : At last! Next is Bharat Ratna
@narendramodi
Had a very good meeting with Mr. Jack Ma. @alibabagroup http://t.co/QhMbrVTvWE
@abdullah_omar
Great crew on the @IndiGo6E flight from Jammu to Srinagar this afternoon. Thanks a lot guys :)
@varungandhi80
RT @pankajjha_: #BJP MP @varungandhi80 writes a letter to @yad avakhilesh for fair probe in #UP police recruitment @abpnewstv http://t.co/M
@ArvindKejriwal
RT @AamAadmiParty: .@DrKumarVishwas speaks his heart out at AAP NC meeting. Must watch and share! https://t.co/OIpZJgUsLR
@PMOIndia
RT @PIB_India: PM's telephonic conversation with King Salman bin Abdul aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia: http://t.co/sXBB3Uf8NS
@rajeev_mp
Wht does SC repealing #Section66A mean to 200 million Internet users in India? Read my intrvw @RediffNews http://t.co/OrVBE0R2FP
@quizderek
@sudeshnashome Good idea zzzzzz true doing that too
@
Harvard, IIT graduates shun high-paying jobs; turn tea sellers http://t.co/MJ9uX47Evv
@SushmaSwaraj
@balukde @lijogeot No. That is not true.
@arunjaitley
I congratulate Saina Nehwal on becoming the world no.1 badminton player. She is the first Indian woman to achieve this historic feat.
@MVENKAIAHNAIDU
At the 38th Indian Social Science Congress at Visakhapatnam today... http://t.co/2LmWIZhOSn
@nitin_gadkari
My reply to letter by Smt. Sonia Gandhi on land acquisition (2/2) http://t.co/wRtCjvMk9d
@DVSBJP
RT @bjpkarnataka: BJP is determined to conquer South India..BJP National Executive to be held in Bengaluru, 4th time in Karnataka http://t.
@umasribharti
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
@AnanthKumar_BJP
Inauguration of Vishwa Kannadigara Jagruthi Samavesha Venue: Gayathri Vihara, Palace Ground, Bengaluru 29-March-2015 http://t.co/pCYAuhjcMF
@smritiirani
Ramnavami ki aap sabko hardik shubhkamnayein.
@drharshvardhan
Saina Nehwal - Congratulations U have done us proud by your historic win-Being the first Indian woman to become World Champion in badminton.
@Gen_VKSingh
Congratulations @NSaina for becoming the first Indian woman to become the world #1 in badminton.You have made us all very proud!!
@Rao_InderjitS
This small effort on our part will go a long way in reducing the burden of LPG subsidy on India's economy. 3/3
@nsitharaman
With Ms Maha Ali, Jordanian minister for Trade and Supplies. Ambassadors of both countries standing behind. http://t.co/wJCoyP70r7
@RSSorg
श्री रामनवमी की शुभकामनाएं http://t.co/aNevXeA7FI

Back to Top