Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By Kriti Gupta
Separate rules for cars running on different fuel options
Government will make necessary changes in law and bring it on par with international standards to enable cars, especially those running on bio-fuels, to ply on Indian roads, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today said. He said the government will try to introduce the changes in the next session of Parliament. "There is a requirement to make changes in the law and bring it on par with international standards, which can enable us to permit cars that run on different fuels, especially bio-fuel."
"We will try to introduce the changes in the next session of Parliament. The government has already announced to make necessary changes in law for e-rickshaws that will give employment to over 2 lakh people," Gadkari said. He was addressing delegates at a seminar organised by BJP's Non-Conventional Energy Cell at the party headquarters here. Gadkari said suggestions would be sought from delegates before taking a policy decision is taken over the issue.
He said the Ministry would also study automobile laws in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Germany before making any change. Gadkari, who also holds additional charge of Rural Development Ministry, said there was a need to look for alternative sources of fuel as the country imports fuel and edible oil worth more than Rs 6 lakh crore and Rs 800 crore respectively.
Courtesy: Economic Times.