After long delays, the environment-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) cabs will finally hit city roads this month-end.
Uber, a major cab aggregator in the city, will sign an MoU with GAIL Gas Ltd to launch ‘Hasiru Bengaluru’ (Green Bengaluru) on June 20 to roll out CNG cabs. Separately, another city-based private aggregator Zib Cabs will launch eco-friendly cabs on June 25.
Both taxi firms are likely to operate CNG cabs on the airport route in the first phase. Mohammed Mansoor, CEO, Zib Cabs, said they are planning to roll out 50 CNG cabs on the airport route that will offer affordable rates.
GAIL Gas has set up refilling stations at two places, Laggere and Sunkadakatte. It plans to build four more in the next few weeks at Peenya, Bommasandra, Jigani and Bande Kodigehalli (on the alternative road to the airport via Hennur).
The company has entered into collaborations to set up stations at retail outlets of IOCL, BPCL and HPCL. Even places like Agara, Kengeri, Tatanagar, Mahadevapura and Goravigere will get stations in three to six months. Read More