The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, dedicated 36 new CNG stations located in Delhi and NCR to the public on April 7. 30 of these stations have been installed by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) at the retail outlets of Oil Marketing Companies like Indian Oil, BPCL and HPCL.
Three stations have been installed by Haryana City gas in Gurgaon, 1 station by GAIL Gas in Sonepat and 2 stations by Adani Gas – one each in Faridabad and Khurja (Bulandshahar) have been set up.
Of the 36 CNG stations, 25 are located in National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) and 11 are located in the National Capital Region (NCR Delhi) — Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonipat and Khurja.
At the inauguration Shri Pradhan underlined the commitment of the central government to make CNG available across the country so that clean fuel is accessible at doorsteps for all. He said that CNG corridors across Delhi – Mathura – Agra – Lucknow – Bareilly, Delhi – Chandigarh, Delhi – Jaipur and Delhi – Haridwar would be operational shortly so that the vehicles can run long distances on CNG. He reiterated that CGD (city gas distribution) industry has been given top priority in natural gas allocation.
The Minister applauded the efforts of oil marketing companies and CGD companies for rolling out CGD infrastructure in Delhi and NCR. He also said that these companies are geared up for extending all possible cooperation for converting cars to CNG in Delhi and NCR.
Out of the 1026 CNG stations currently in operation in the country, about 34% are located in Delhi and adjoining NCR towns. Delhi/NCR is having 347 CNG stations of about 77 lakh kg per day CNG dispensing capacity.
All 4 CGD companies operating in Delhi/NCR have planned to augment the existing CNG dispensing capacity to 88 lakh kg per day by developing an additional 104 CNG stations in Delhi/NCR. The actual CNG consumption in Delhi/NCR is around 25 lakh kg/day.
(Source: Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India)