After a successful experimental run with CNG, Indian Railways has set its eyes on LNG as an alternative fuel option. The transporter is awaiting regulatory approvals for conducting trials.
LNG requires less storage space than CNG which makes it a more efficient and convenient option. By storing LNG in the same space as CNG, trains can run for three times the distance, according to experts. The CNG experiment was conducted on 21 trains.
LNG is already being tried out in other countries, including Russia, North America and Spain. Read more