India Gears up for CNG in two Wheelers

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By Sarkaritel June 24, 2016 09:25

India Gears up for CNG in two Wheelers


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New Delhi, June 24, 2016: In a major step to curb rising air pollution in Indian cities, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Petroleum and Natural Gas and Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest & Climate Change launched first of its kind Pilot Programme in the country to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) here today in the presence of  Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament, Dr. Bhure Lal, Chairman, EPCA, B.C. Tripathi, CMD, GAIL (India) Ltd., Ashutosh Jindal, Joint Secretary, Ministry Of Petroleum & Natural Gas, E.S. Ranganathan, Managing Director, Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), officials and media persons.

Being implemented by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), India’s largest CNG distribution company and one of its parent company, GAIL (India) Limited, the Pilot Programme will involve 50 CNG retrofitted two wheelers. Of these, the first batch of ten CNG retrofitted two wheelers were flagged off by the dignitaries at IGL’s CGO Complex CNG Station.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pradhan said there are 55 lakh two wheelers in the national capital alone and this Pilot Programme will serve as small but vital step in the fight against pollution. He said the CNG-run two wheelers will not only emit 75 % lesser hydrocarbons as compared to petrol-driven models but would be more economical to run. Welcoming the initiative of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), Shri Pradhan said that the Government is pro-actively striving to promote clean fuel in the country. He said that the Government is promoting the use of gas in the country, thereby providing a better lifestyle to the people and also fulfilling the COP-21 commitments to curb pollution. Shri Pradhan said that the Gas share in the country’s fuel basket is just 7% compared to world average of around 24%. Describing the pilot programme to run two wheelers on CNG as historic, he said that after evaluating its experience, it will be expanded very fast.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel June 24, 2016 09:25

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