Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), the national government agency engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sectors of economy and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), the largest CNG distribution company of the country engaged in supply of CNG and PNG in Delhi along with adjoining cities of Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad have joined hands to launch a mega campaign for public transport drivers of the capital.
The campaign is also being supported by Delhi Police. The two month long ‘Swasth Saarthi Abhiyan’ of IGL focusing on providing free preventive healthcare for nearly 5 lakh drivers of Delhi NCR is being inaugurated at a special event in Siri Fort Auditorium on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 along with a ‘Fuel Conservation Workshop’ being organized by PCRA as a part of Saksham 2017 – the mass Oil and Gas Conservation Campaign. Hon’ble Union Minister for Science & Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change & Earth Sciences,
Harsh Vardhan, Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Dharmendra Pradhan, along with Hon’ble Members of Parliament from Delhi, would be launching the campaign. Wrestling legend, Babita Phogat would also be present on the occasion to lend her voice to the campaign. This was announced by P.K. Pandey, Vice President (Marketing), IGL while addressing a Curtain Raiser on the event for the media.
The event is a unique initiative to address the major issues being faced by public transport drivers of the region, with almost all of them being users of CNG.
A mega Health Camp is being held on the occasion to provide basic preventive health care needs like Height-weight, BMI and Blood pressure measurement, Vision & Eye checkup, Blood group testing, Counseling, Health Education & First Aid tips. Free basic medicines and spectacles would be provided in cases, where required.
The campaign would continue in form of health camps at various CNG stations of IGL till 31st August 2017.
Each driver attending the event on 28th June at Siri Fort Auditorium would be provided a free coupon for getting CNG upto Rs 100/- filled at any CNG station of IGL. In addition, they would also be provided a first aid kit and LED torch.
The drivers becoming a part of Swasth Saarthi Campaign subsequently through health checkup camps at CNG stations of IGL till 31st August would be given free coupons worth Rs 50/- per driver for getting CNG.
A web application is also being launched on the occasion, which would enable the drivers who have undergone health checkup in the campaign to access their health records online from anywhere.
PCRA would be conducting a special workshop during the event, where message on fuel conservation and good driving habits would be disseminated to the gathered drivers. Such workshops have already been conducted across various cities as a part of Saksham 2017.
Delhi Police is supporting this event through its Road Safety Cell and Women Safety Cell. The messages of road safety, responsible behavior towards passengers, especially women and elderly would be disseminated through interesting skits and street plays at the event.
A host of cultural performances have also been lined up for the event with famous standup comedian Sunil Grover “Gutthi’ being highlight of the day. Musical performances with known singers and a dance troupe will continue till evening.
Public transport drivers form one of the biggest stakeholder groups of IGL with almost all of them being users of CNG and making almost daily trips to CNG stations. Welfare of this group finds a prominent place in the CSR programme of IGL.
The role of IGL in checking the vehicular pollution in the National Capital Region is well acknowledged both at national as well as international forums. IGL has well laid out its city gas distribution infrastructure in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad which consists of over 10000 Kms of pipeline network. IGL is meeting fuel requirements of over 9.5 lakh vehicles running on CNG in NCR through a network of 425 CNG stations. IGL is supplying PNG to nearly 7.5 lakh households in Delhi and NCR towns.