The launch signifies a new era of clean transportation fuels and is aimed at substantially reducing pollution levels everywhere.
Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, has formally introduced BS-IV grade fuel all throughout the country. The Minister symbolically initiated the fuel’s sale from Bhubaneswar to mark its launch. The event was telecasted live to 12 different locations – Varanasi, Vijayawada, Durgapur, Gorakhpur, Imphal, Bhopal, Ranchi, Madurai, Nagpur, Patna, Guwahati and Shillong.
The petroleum minister said that the launch signifies a new era of clean transportation fuels and is aimed at substantially reducing pollution levels everywhere. He admired the OMCs (oil marketing companies) for working in unison to set up refining infrastructure and logistics in record time for the launch of BS-IV grade fuels as per schedule. The OMCs are facing an expenditure of Rs 90,000 crore on phase-wise upgradation of fuel quality in the country. He added that the next step is to usher in BS-VI fuels by April 1, 2020, to be on par with global standards.
As a part of clean energy movement, The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is encouraging city fuel distribution networks and making ‘green highways’ which will have vehicles running on CNG and LNG with adequate re-fuelling stations. Source: Autocar India PWKD05042017