There will be no petrol in India in the next 5 years

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari reportedly claimed that there will be no use of petrol in India within the next 5 years

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari was recently conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc)

And in this program, the Union Minister claimed that there will be no use of petrol in India within the next 5 years. Gadkari claims all petrol vehicles in India will be finished in next 5 years

After which fossil fuels will be banned in the country. The report further claimed that Nitin Gadkari has said that the country will soon switch to green fuel as an alternative to petrol,

Gadkari cited the example of bio-ethanol, which is being produced by farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha district, and said that farmers can contribute by becoming energy providers.

He also said that green hydrogen can also be used as an alternative fuel and can be made from deep well water and sold for Rs.70 per kg.

Gadkari has been an open advocate of electric vehicles and the use of alternative fuels. Gadkari also recently claimed that the cost of electric vehicles will be at par with petrol cars in the next 2Y

A pilot study has also been started on Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the Mirai. However, how many of these claims materialize remains to be seen.