Vintage 100cc Petrol Motorcycle Rally organised in Connaught Place; hundreds gathered
The annual event of 100 cc vintage petrol bikes went underway in Connaught Place on Sunday. Participants came in numbers from all around the city to flaunt their treasured possessions.
The silent city was echoing again with its long-forgotten frenemy ‘petrol engine’ noise. The rally passed through the old iconic petrol pumps, through the oil museum and ended at the city’s famous Moolchand petrol pump National Heritage.
India’s top automakers are steering away from polluting diesel models, but the real push towards cleaner electric vehicles is coming from the country’s cab aggregators.
Market leader Maruti Suzuki announced late last month that it will not sell any diesel vehicles from April next year, when the Bharat Stage VI emission standards kick in. The norms will make diesel models substantially more expensive. Tata Motors, the country’s fourth largest carmaker, too, has indicated that it’s planning to stop selling small diesel cars after the new standards are enforced.