According to Nitin Gadkari, alternative fuels should be prioritised in order to discourage the sale of petrol and diesel cars and to reduce pollution.

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India was speaking at the 62nd annual convention of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

This was not the first time that Gadkari spoke in favour of discouraging conventional-fuel cars.

It is time to grow the electric vehicle (EV) business and boost the manufacturing of buses as well as two-, three-, and four-wheelers, the minister added.

He said he wanted to make India the top manufacturer of alternative fuel vehicles, adding that he dreamt of launching an electric highway.

Gadkari recommended stronger cooperation in order to carry out the vehicle scrappage policy.

He proposed giving folks who rubbish their automobiles discounts as an added incentive for buyers.