Indraprasthta Gas Ltd. in collaboration with M/s Ituk Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd. has launched a pilot programme to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) recently in Delhi.
The salient features of programme are as under:
(i) The type approval of the CNG kit in two wheelers has been taken from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) which has been further endorsed by Transport Department of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
(ii) The CNG kit for two wheelers comprises two CNG cylinders of 4.8 litre water capacity each which can be fitted with upto 1 kg of CNG in each cylinder. These CNG retrofitted two wheelers can drive upto 120 kms in a single fill and are expected to be substantially economical as compared to a similar petrol run vehicle at the current level of prices as per the kit manufacturer/supplier.
(iii) It promotes clean fuel in the country thereby providing a better lifestyle to the people and also fulfilling the COP-21 commitments to curb pollution. It estimate that the two wheelers with CNG kit will emit 25% less hydrocarbon than petrol powered two wheelers. It is claimed that carbon monoxide emission would reduce by 20%.
The implementation of the said programme throughout the country will depend upon the performance of pilot programme. No time limit has been fixed to implement the programme throughout the country.