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Union Government launched India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas in New Delhi

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Union Government initiated a programme to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas in New Delhi to give options to reduce pollution on pilot basis.

Launched by: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar

Venue: New Delhi

Implemented by: Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL)india-cng

The Test programme was launched with 50 Compressed Natural Gas retrofitted two wheelers. Of these, the first set of 10 CNG retrofitted two wheelers was started at the IGL Filling station at CGO Complex in New Delhi.

Features of the Scheme:

  • The Consumers can save 40% of the fuels based on the scheme as the Union government is not providing Subsidy for CNG run two Wheelers
  • Consumers will save on fuel cost
  • The performance of 50 CNG retrofitted two wheelers would be reviewed during the test phase and it would be implemented across the nations based on the output
  • During Idle Emission test, Hydrocarbon emission from CNG retrofitted two wheelers are 75% lesser and CO emissions are 20% lesser than Petrol based wheelers

Features of the CNG aided Two Wheelers:

Includes two CNG Cylinders – Each cylinder can be filled with 1 kg of CNG and vehicles can travel upto 120 km in a single fill

Statements by Dharmendra Pradhan:

  • It will expanded across nations if the test programme successfully implemented
  • Union Government proactively striving to promote clean fuel and use of gas in the country
  • Providing a better lifestyle to the people and also satisfying the COP-21 engagement to avoid pollution

Statements by Javadekar:

  • Union Government is fully engaged to control pollution in the country
  • Enhancement of Fuel type from EURO IV to EURO VI by 2020
  • Environment Ministry will fully support the activities to promote clean fuel and gas

About Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL):

India’s leading natural gas distribution companies

  • Established in:         1998
  • Headquarter:            New Delhi
  • CEO:                          Narendra Kumar