Transportation has proved to be a boon to the modern day life. From delivering our needs to our doors, to giving us a better travel experience, transport has revolutionized our world. However the flip side of this is the increased carbon emissions due to the large number of cars on the road. The transport sector contributes to 23% of global CO2 level emission. Introduction of natural gas to the road transport industry has invoked a noticeable change to our economy, apart from the many benefits of Natural Gas, it is definitely a cheaper alternative. Whether its a car or a bus or a truck, Natural Gas powers them all.
The Indian road transport sector is one of the largest in the world, delivering to the needs of approximately 1.1 billion people in the country. The sector’s contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) accounts to 5.5%. Road transport dominates the transport sector. Its shares tower to 90% of the passenger traffic in India and 65% of freight transport in the country. It is thus imperative that we adopt Natural Gas as an alternative fuel to power our freight. Considering the traffic and volume, it would make a considerable difference in the CO2 emissions in our environment.
In the same regard, GAIL has taken a step ahead. Wednesday the 9th of October was a day all Delhi GAIL employees took public transport to work. This is a great initiative and whats better than to lead by example. GAIL is walking the talk and is backed by Mr. Moily the union petroleum minister. Today Moily took the metro to work as well. This will have a great impact and influence on the population.
Let’s welcome a Tomorrow that is naturally ours.