'Use of electric vehicle should be made mandatory for govt officials': Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said he would make electric vehicles mandatory for officials of his department. The transport minister's statement came in a bid to encourage the use of electric vehicles instead of petrol-diesel vehicles. “If 10,000 e-vehicles are brought into use in Delhi, Rs 30 crore can be saved per month. Use of electric vehicles will also help reduce air pollution in the city-state. I will make use of electric vehicles mandatory for officials of my department. Electric fuel is a major alternative for fossil fuels which have an import bill in crores,” Gadkari said. The union minister was speaking at the launch of an awareness campaign, 'Go Electric’. The campaign was launched to spread awareness on the benefits of e-mobility, EV Charging Infrastructure, etc.