Winter-grade diesel launched for Ladakh Region
Home Minister launches winter-grade diesel suitable for extreme winters of up to -30° Celcius for Ladakh Region
Union Home Minister Amit Shah presided over a function to launch a special winter-grade diesel, developed by Indian Oil Corporation (Indian Oil), for the high-altitude regions of Ladakh through a video-link. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, and Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, MP of Ladakh were also present on the occasion.
Motorists in high-altitude sectors like Ladakh, Kargil, Kaza and Keylong face the problem of freezing of diesel in their vehicles when winter temperatures drop to as low as -30° Celsius. Indian Oil has come up with an innovative solution to this problem by introducing a special winter-grade diesel with a low pour-point of -33° Celsius, which does not lose its fluidity function even in extreme winter conditions.
Speaking on the occasion, Amit Shah congratulated the people of Ladakh for getting their long-pending demand fulfilled, by getting Union Territory status for Ladakh. The new status will accelerate the pace of holistic development of the region and bring prosperity to the people at par with the rest of India.
Expressing his happiness at Indian Oil’s customer-driven approach, Dharmendra Pradhan said that it is an important day for the people of Ladakh region as they will now get uninterrupted supply of special winter-grade diesel, which will help reduce the hardships faced by the local people for transportation and mobility during the harsh winter months. This will further facilitate the local economy as well as tourism of the region. Pradhan expressed his gratitude to the Home Minister for launching the special winter-grade diesel and facilitating ease of living for the Ladakh region.