Mumbai will get 10 methanol-run buses according to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

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Speaking at an event over the weekend, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari informed that Mumbai will get 10 buses which will run on methanol. As a part of a pilot project, 10 buses each will be given to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, and Guwahati. 

While addressing the gathering at Nagpur, Gadkari said that using methanol as a petroleum substitute is a major invention. With the cost of methanol only being 22 per litre, this alternative is efficient. 

According to a report published in Times of India, Gadkari informed that methanol is extracted from coal and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) and other agencies are already manufacturing it. 

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The Union Minister of Road and Shipping asserted on increase of electric buses in public transport which will help reduce the burden of importing fuel and will provide a cheap, eco-friendly mode of transportation. 

I would request Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar to order BEST to replace diesel-run buses with buses which would require electricity, ethanol, or methanol to run on roads,” Gadkari said while speaking at an event of Maharashtra Mayors’ Council meeting.

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