Here’s Why There Might Be A CNG Station In Your Housing Complex Soon

Swarajya Staff

Oct 04, 2018, 10:07 AM | Updated 10:06 AM IST

Representative image (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Representative image (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL), India’s biggest gas retailer, is planning on setting up CNG dispensing stations inside housing complexes to ease traffic problem, said its Managing Director ES Ranganathan.

Ranganathan also said IGL is also setting up e-vehicle charging facility and has tied up with a Dutch company for the purpose.

IGL, which retails CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to household kitchens in the national capital and its suburbs, has already set up one CNG dispensing pump at a residential housing complex in Noida on pilot basis.

"All we need is a 10x10 metre area - a space equivalent to one used for parking of four cars. We will set up CNG station and man it as well. Residents of the housing complex will get priority filling," he said, adding the company will be responsible for the running and upkeep of the facility, reported MC.

IGL plans to add a record 60 CNG dispensing stations and give piped cooking gas connections to at least 2 lakh households this fiscal. The company, which has over 9.6 lakh piped cooking gas customers, has a target to add 3 lakh this fiscal.

The current government, in its push towards a gas-based economy, is targeting 1 crore PNG connections by 2020. Ranganathan said IGL was committed to achieving the targets in the push towards a gas-based economy.

"We are trying new innovations to increase market penetration," he said. IGL previously used to set up CNG dispensing stations only on franchise model where outlets, together with land belonging to the company and a dealer, was appointed to run it.

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