In order to meet the ever increasing demand for compressed natural gas (CNG) across India, Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) plans to come up with 32 more stations by the end of the current financial year 2011-12, thereby taking the number of commissioned stations to 310. Thereafter, IGL plans to add around 35 stations every year.
IGL has signed following agreements with the State Transport Corporation and Railways:
1. IGL has signed an agreement with Delhi Transport Corporation for setting up of CNG facilities at their Depots. IGL has already established its CNG fueling facilities at 34 Depots of DTC in Delhi and one in Sector-16, Noida. As per the agreement, IGL would be setting up CNG fueling facilities in all the existing and upcoming DTC Depots.
2. IGL has also signed an agreement with Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) for setting up of CNG facilities in their depots located in NCR town in Noida, Gautam Budh Naga. At present, IGL has established its CNG facility at UPSRTC Depot in Sector-35, Noida.
3. In an agreement with Northern Railways, IGL has set up a CNG facility exclusively on the premise owned by Northern Railways i.e. Shakurbasti Diesel Shed for refueling CNG for dual fuel (CNG/ Diesel) DEMUs.
IGL has set up 278 stations in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Haryana as per details below:-
- Delhi 240
- Uttar Pradesh 35
- Haryana 03
Out of 278 CNG stations, only 224 are currently operational and the rest 54 CNG stations are awaiting statutory clearances from various authorities.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri R.P.N. Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha*, August 18 2011.
*Lok Sabha is the “House of the People” or Lower House of India’s parliament.
(This article compiled using information from a Government of India press release)