The Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) are organising a "Car Mileage Rally" December 2 in Mumbai. The rally aims to raise people's awareness of the impact of fuel emissions and global climate change.
The 65-km-long rally will be supported by the Oil and Natural Gas Corp and co-sponsored by petroleum majors including the Hindustan Petroleum, Bharat Petroleum and Oil India. Minister of Petroleum Murli Deora will flag off the rally.
The rally will encourage and spread the massage of fuel conservation through good driving habits, an official statement said. It will be open for three categories of petrol vehicles -- up to 1,100 cc, 1,300 cc to 1,600cc, and above 1,600 cc. It carries cash awards of Rs.100,000 each for all winners in the three categories and the first runners-up.
"In order to make people aware of the consequences of emission from fossil fuels and its dangerous consequences like climate change and also in view of spiralling oil prices, which is now touching $100 per barrel, PCRA proposes to start a massive awareness campaign for efficient utilisation of these fuels," said Ravi Capoor, executive director of PCRA.
"The Car Mileage Rally is an endeavour to emphasis the importance of fuel efficiency and conservation at a time when the number of vehicles on Mumbai's roads is constantly increasing," said Nitin Dossa, executive chairman, WIAA.