Assam: State to get Methanol-run buses for public transportation


GUWAHATI, June 28, 2018: Union Minister of Assam, Nitin Gadkari had announced that the Ministry of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping would give ten new buses to the Assam Government which would run on methanol as a pilot project for public transportation.

Assam Industries and Commerce Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary was also part of the review meeting on implementing methanol economy at Transport Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The meeting had discussed ways and measures to increase the production of methanol in the country and thereby creating a methanol economy as an alternative to high cost petroleum products like diesel and petrol. Presently, Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) is a State PSU which is one of the very few units producing methanol.

The official statement stated that Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will create petroleum fuel bunks along the River Brahmaputra and the national waterways by which Inland Water Transport (IWT) vessels can operate on methanol supplied by APL.

Source: G-Plus

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