Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari proposed the mandatory use of electric vehicles for all officials in government ministries and department. He also suggested that the government should give subsidy to buy electric cooking appliances instead of giving support for buying cooking gas to households.
He said that electricity cooking is clean and will also reduce the import dependence on LPG gas. He also urged Power Minister R K Singh to make it mandatory to use electric vehicles for officials in his department, saying he will do so for his departments. The use of 10,000 EVs in Delhi can alone save Rs30 Cr per month, he added. On this occasion, Singh also announced that a fuel cell bus service will be launched from Delhi to Agra and Delhi to Jaipur soon.