‘Niti Aayog can’t ban diesel, petrol vehicles’, says Nitin Gadkari


‘Niti Aayog can’t ban diesel, petrol vehicles’, says Nitin Gadkari

Lashing out at Niti Aayog’s proposal of banning petrol and diesel-run vehicles of some classes, Union minister for road transport Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the Centre will not impose any such restriction and that the decision has to be taken by the transport minister and not the think-tank.

Niti Aayog had proposed to ban sales of three-wheelers using petrol or diesel by 2023 and two wheelers with petrol engines smaller than 150cc by 2025. The move was met by heavy criticism from the automobile industry, which is currently reeling under its worse slowdown in two decades.

“As a transport minister I have clarified many times there was some proposal by Niti Aayog but I am the transport minister and Niti Aayog is not the authority on this.  Read More

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