Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, on March 2, flagged off Nagpur’s first CNG bus (converted from diesel) at Nagpur Municipal Corporation Campus situated in Civil Lines. Rawwmatt Industries Private Limited has converted the diesel bus in CNG. In first phase, with the help of Rawwmatt, NMC will convert 50 more diesel standard run buses into CNG. Nagpur Mayor Nanda Jichkar informed that gradually, all the vehicles owned by NMC will be converted into CNG vehicles. Jichkar also said that she herself would convert her vehicle into a CNG operating one.
Speaking during the occasion, Gadkari said, Today, Nagpur is a city which acts as an inspiration for many cities when it comes to innovations. As Nagpur is getting turned into a smart city, it is also important that it stays clean, pollution-free and beautiful. Electric energy, CNG and methanol are the future. They are not only environment friendly but also economical.
Showering praises on NMC, Gadkari added, It is really great that NMC has included CNG bus in the public transport system. Today, while diesel costs Rs 65/litre, CNG costs Rs 55/litre. However, while one litre diesel can give a mileage of 2.7 km and equivalent amount of CNG give a mileage of 4.2 km. Therefore, CNG is not only eco-friendly but also economical. I wish that NMC converts all its vehicles into CNG vehicles and become the first municipal corporation in India to do so.
Also present during the occasion were Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, MLAs Sudhakar Kohale, Sudhakar Deshmukh and Krishna Khopde, Deputy Mayor Deepraj Pardikar, Leader of Opposition Sandeep Joshi, Leader of the Opposition Tanaji Vanwe, NMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar, NMC Transport Committe Chairman Bunty Kukde, corporator Praveen Datke, among others.
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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”