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Electric vehicles should be made mandatory for all govt officials: Gadkari

Gadkari on Friday made a case for making it mandatory to use electric vehicles for all officials in government ministries and department

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Transport Minister on Friday made a case for making it mandatory to use electric vehicles for all officials in government ministries and department.

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.

Gadkari suggested that use of electric vehicles should be made mandatory for all government officials.

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 fuelcell bus service will be launched from Delhi to Agra and Delhi to Jaipur soon.

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First Published: Fri, February 19 2021. 14:51 IST