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Delhi Police and IGL join hands to ensure CNG related safety

Delhi Police and IGL join hands to ensure CNG related safety

New Delhi: Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and Delhi Police on Friday joined hands towards enforcement of various safety initiatives to ensure CNG related safety. Narendra Singh Bundela, Joint. Commissioner (Traffic), while addressing a press conference at the headquarters of Delhi Traffic Police in Todapur, said that section 52 of Motor Vehicle Act 1989 mandates that every CNG run vehicle including buses, autos or private cars must have the endorsement of the CNG fuel mode on the registration certificate (RC). Any vehicle not complying with the above provision can be impounded under law.

Joint CP further added that a campaign is being started by Delhi Traffic Police to ensure strict compliance with the law. Referring to Gas Cylinder Rules 2004, he also highlighted that every CNG run vehicle should have its CNG cylinder(s) hydro tested every three years and should have valid hydrotest certificate since it is very essential to determine the health of cylinder. Each CNG run vehicle should be displaying a valid compliance plate of the CNG fitment, cylinder. He also mentioned other safety-related issues in CNG run vehicles and stressed the need for vehicle owners to ensure that there should not be any unauthorized/spurious/additional cylinder fitted on the vehicles.

Amit Garg, Director (Commercial), IGL and senior officers of Delhi Traffic Police and IGL were present at the conference. The gas filling company, IGL in case of Delhi, has been empowered under Gas Cylinder Rules 2004 to refuse CNG fueling to those vehicles not complying with the above provision. For the sake of safety, CNG retro fitment needs to be done by OEM or retrofitter authorized by the Transport Department. The vehicle owners were also advised to notify the insurance company to provide insurance on the

CNG fitment.

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