New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched the supply of ‘Winter Grade Diesel’ in Ladakh via video conferencing.
Indian Oil Corporation developed this diesel to solve the problem of loss of fluidity in fuel during extreme winter conditions.
The temperature in Ladakh dips to -25 degree celsius to -30 degree celsius during the winter season. The new Winter Grade Diesel by the IOCL’s Panipat Refinery, is usable up to -33 degree celsius.
“This is the work done by our government under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. Ladakh had to face injustice for thousands of years but now it is witnessing development. It is a new dawn in Leh, Ladakh,” said Amit Shah.
Taxi vehicles which goes on to halt during the extreme climate can now avail for the Winter Grade Diesel.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal were also present at the launch.