60 CNG stations to come up in Bengaluru in 5 years
By Express News Service | Published: 19th June 2017 07:08 AM |
BENGALURU: In an attempt to provide cheaper fuel for the transport sector and facilitate a pollution-free environment, Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) will set up 60 CNG filling stations in the city in five years.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Three CNG stations at BMTC bus depots at Summanahalli, Hennur and Peenya are ready for commissioning.”
Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar has urged the state to convert all diesel run buses of KSRTC and BMTC into CNG in a phased manner. “This will reduce pollution and temperature in the city. CNG is a cheaper and cleaner fuel than diesel and petrol.”
Kochi-M’luru pipeline to be ready by next year
Ananth Kumar said laying of a gas pipeline from Kochi to Mangaluru will be completed by next year. “Dharmendra Pradhan has assured me that the work will be completed by next year. The issues with Kerala have been solved,” he said. He said completion of the proposed pipeline will benefit residents in coastal areas.
“Urea plant at Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers which is being run on naphtha will now be run on natural gas once the pipeline is completed,” he said.
Pradhan said a Chennai-Bengaluru natural gas pipeline has also been proposed to ensure regular supply of CNG.