Speaking in particular at the second day of 'Sagar Discourse', currently underway in South Goa, Mr. Gadkari referred to Sweden, which is switching to methanol over diesel.

In a bid to reduce pollution at sea, the government has started discussions with engine manufacturers to make bio-fuel compliant engines for ships, Mr. Gadkari was quoted as saying by Economic Times.

Namely, India seeks to discourage road traffic and support water transport instead, investing USD 50-60 billion in creating 40 river ports with three-metre draft and a river traffic control on the lines of air traffic control.