India must use pollution-free methanol as fuel like sweden says Gadkari

Vastavam web:  Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said India must use pollution-free methanol as fuel, like Sweden, which is switching over to it from diesel.He said that in a bid to reduce pollution at sea, the Centre has initiated talks with engine manufacturers to make bio-fuel compliant engines for ships.The Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping also announced that the government is developing a river traffic control system on the lines of air traffic control.
The programme organised by Forum for Integrated National Security is being attended by representatives from 22 countries.The government is committed to reduce pollution at sea, for which initial talks with engine manufacturers, including Wartsila and Cummins, have begun to make bio-fuel compliant engines for Indian shipping vessels, Gadkari said.
“We want to discourage road traffic and promote public (transport) and water transport,” he said referring to various initiatives that have been launched in the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers, and the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.”We are creating 40 river ports with three-metre draft and will have a river traffic control on the lines of air traffic control,” he said.