The motor vehicles department (MVD)is yet to start registration of CNG vehicles as they have not upgraded the software used for the specifying the kind of vehicles to be incorporated in certificate of registration (RC) book.
There is shortage of staff at the IT cell at the headquarters of MVD, which is resposible for the upgradation of the software. On March 22, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan had inaugurated CNG filling facilities at IOC fuel bunks on Container Road at Kalamassery, near SCMS College at Muttom, Pulinchode in Aluva and Maradu.
The first CNG bus owned by KSRTC would be used to conduct service from Vyttila and would ply via Chackaraparambu, Edappally, Aluva, Menaka and South as a circular service. Many agencies, which alter petrol engines to suit CNG fuel, have started providing the service in Kochi. At least 30 such facilities are currently working in the city.
According to the officials associated with Indian Oil Adani Gas Private Limited, which is authorized to supply piped natural gas and compressed natural gas (CNG) in Kochi, the delay in completing registration process has affected CNG vehicle sales. Read More