Govt committed to supplying Euro VI fuel, says Minister Gadkari
Government is committed to supplying Euro VI compliant fuel which will be at par with international standards, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said. “Euro VI fuel will be supplied by the Petroleum Ministry complying to international norms,” Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said. Dismissing any apprehensions of diluting the fuel standards as false, the minister said government is making sure that “whatever standards have been fixed in the world for Euro VI, will be supplied here.” Automobile industry body Siam had recently criticised the BS VI fuel standards announced in the draft notification by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, saying it was diluted. Siam alleged that BS VI fuel norms in the draft is “inferior” to Euro VI norms. Terming the allegations “false” the minister said petroleum refineries were making a huge investment to supply Euro VI compliant fuel, which will minimise pollution that has become a big problem. The government had earlier estimated that refineries in the country will invest about Rs 30,000 crore to upgrade to the Euro VI fuel standards.