With nearly 3,000 new compressed natural gas-run vehicles added on city roads every month, authorities at Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited are concerned about meeting the growing demand. The state-owned gas company currently has 55 CNG stations in Pune.
Speaking about the number of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in the city, director-commercial for Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd Santosh Sontakke said, “Currently, there are over 1.5 lakh CNG-run four-wheelers in the city.
The number of CNG autorickshaws stands at approximately 50,000, while there are 200 CNG-powered two-wheelers. With 55 CNG stations, we are running at optimum capacity and just about meeting the demand for gas albeit with long waiting periods.”
According to Sontakke, at least 25 new CNG stations are required in the city to keep up with the rising demand. “Right now Read More