BY TTT NEWS SERVICE
KOLKATA, 16 JULY 2022
By 2024 , India will have 8000 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in the country, announced Petroleum and Natural Gas minister, Hardeep Singh Puri today.
He has inaugurated 166 numbers of CNG stations in the country today in virtual mode. “ At present we have 4,500 CNG stations in the country and has a target to add another 3500 CNG stations in the country in the next two years,” Hardeep Singh Puri said.
In 2014, when the Narendra Modi led BJP government came into power, there were about 900 CNG stations located throughout the country, the minister said.
These stations will come up in 41 geographical areas under 14 states, the union minister added. Gail is setting up gas pipelines at present.
The 166 CNG stations inaugurated today have been set up at a cost of Rs.400 crores and will further generate employment to around 1000 people, Hardeep Singh Puri claimed.
The central government is setting up CNG corridors throughout the country.
Not only the CNG is clean and green fuel and is eco friendly but it is much cheaper compared to present petrol and diesel prices throughout the country. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi have the highest numbers of CNG stations in India.