Hardeep flags off, rides inland water vessel in Brahmaputra river

He said that the methanol blend diesel will be Rs 5 to 7 cheaper and will result in 20 per cent less emissions of oxides of Nitrogen and Sulphur.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri riding inland water vessel in Brahmaputra river
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri riding inland water vessel in Brahmaputra river Twitter/@HardeepSPuri

GUWAHATI: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri flagged off an inland water vessel using methanol-blended diesel in Brahmaputra river in Guwahati on Tuesday. The Petroleum Minister also took a ride with Union Minister Rameswar Teli in the inland vessel on the Brahmaputra river.

Taking to Twitter, the petroleum minister wrote, "A mighty new initiative on Mahabahu Brahmaputra. In a unique step towards developing alternative sources of clean energy, very happy to flag off and ride on an inland water vessel using Methanol Blended Diesel MD15 with my colleague Rameswar Teli ji in Guwahati today."

Calling the vessel a unique step towards developing an alternative source of clean energy, Puri called this initiative inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to develop inland water connectivity in the northeastern areas. He said that the methanol blend diesel will be Rs 5 to 7 cheaper and will result in 20 per cent less emissions of oxides of Nitrogen and Sulphur.

"This initiative is inspired by PM Narendra Modi Ji's vision to develop inland water connectivity in India's North East. An environment-friendly fuel, it will also be Rs 5-7 cheaper and result in 20 per cent less SOx & NOx emissions," he tweeted.

On Monday, Union Minister Puri, Minister Rameswar Teli, and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched an electric scooter in Guwahati. "This fleet would enable electrification of end-to-end logistics support in last-mile delivery sector," Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas tweeted.

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