Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) on Monday told the Supreme Court that it was conducting a study on using mixture of CNG and hydrogen fuel for buses and would take around six months to come out with a “workable result” on it.
The IOCL told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta that following the study, the corporation would conduct trials which would take around six months thereafter. It said that around Rs 14 crore was required for implementation of the pilot project.
Advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the top court as an amicus curiae in the air pollution matter, told the bench that the corporation should expedite the process and Rs 14 crore could be given to IOCL from the money collected under environment compensation charge (ECC).
Singh said the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) had a robust CNG infrastructure in place which would help in this process. Read More