Watch | How can India get rid of petrol, diesel? Nitin Gadkari reveals strategy
Nitin Gadkari explains how Indian government will end the use of petrol and diesel. The government plans to generate bio-CNG and bio-LNG from rice straw.
Union Minister of Road and Transport, Nitin Gadkari, has revealed the government's strategy of ending the usage of petrol and diesel in India. Gadkari, who is on an official tour to the Czech Republic, interacted with the Indian Diaspora community in Prague on Tuesday.
Further Gadkari shared details about the Urban Extension Road 2 which is likely to be launched in the next 2-3 months. He said the new route in Delhi will reduce the time to reach Indira Gandhi Internal Airport from 2 hours to only 20 minutes. "We have made another tunnel road that passes under the airstrip to T3 of IGI airport," he added.
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The new Urban Extension Road 2 in Delhi is similar to the Atal tunnel.
"The travel time used be to over two hours from Manali to Rohtang pass but because of the Atal Tunnel, the travel time has shortened to 8 minutes".
"We are making a new tunnel below Kargil called Zoji-la tunnel. Once completed, it will be Asia's longest tunnel at 11 km. The tentative cost of the project was ₹12,000 crore but we have completed 75% of the project in just ₹5,500 crore," Gadkari added.
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