In 2008-09, billboards were displayed across Ahmedabad claiming Gujarat will show the way to the rest of India how to be pollution-free by use of compressed natural gas (CNG). The campaign was aimed at discouraging autorickshaw drivers and owners who mixed kerosene with petrol to fuel their vehicles, causing heavy air pollution, said a senior government official.
In June this year, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani announced the ‘CNG Sahbhagi Yojana’. It aims to resolve the issue of long queues at CNG stations by adding another 300 stations in two years. Further, the state government recently gave its nod for what it claims to be the world’s first compressed matural gas (CNG) port terminal.
The facility, to come up in Bhavnagar, will be set up jointly by the UK-based Foresight Group and the Mumbai-based Padmanabh Mafatlal Group. Read More
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