Indraprastha Gas sets up record 72 CNG stations in four months
Indraprastha Gas Ltd, the sole retailer of CNG to automobiles in the national Capital, on Monday said it has set up a record 72 CNG filling stations in first four months of 2016, to meet the rising demand for the fuel. The CNG filling facilities have been set up at the retail outlets of oil marketing companies (OMC) like Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) since January 2016, the company said in a statement. "While 51 out of these 72 CNG fuelling facilities are located in NCT of Delhi, 21 are located in NCR towns of Greater Noida and Ghaziabad," it said. IGL, a joint venture of GAIL (India) Ltd and BPCL, is the largest CNG distribution company in the country. Company Managing Director Narendra Kumar said another 18 CNG fueling facilities will be set up within May to meet the Supreme Court set target of setting new facilities to cater to growing demand. As per directions of the Supreme Court, 104 new CNG fuelling stations were to be set up in Delhi and NCR, out of which IGL had been assigned the task of setting up 90 new facilities. "The augmentation of CNG infrastructure by IGL along with an increase in the number of commercial as well as private vehicles running on CNG has resulted in increase in demand of CNG," it said.