CNG-fueled bikes? Why not, says the government

cngAfter autorickshaws, cars and buses, the government is now targeting the two-wheelers for CNG conversion.

A pilot CNG-program under GAIL and Indraprastha Gas will test the suitability of CNG as a fuel for two-wheelers.

Typically, natural gas is not considered an ideal fuel for smaller vehicles. However, given its low pollution footprint, the fuel was adopted for public transport in India’s big cities over the last ten years. At present, nearly all public transport and a large chunk of private cars run on compressed natural gas.

However, natural gas has never been adopted as a major two-wheeler fuel anywhere in the world.

“The initiative is being implemented by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), India’s largest CNG distribution company under “Hawa Badlo” movement along with GAIL (India) Ltd., India’s largest natural gas company, to fight pollution,” the ministry of petroleum and natural gas said in a statement.

The pilot program will be launched by union minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Prakash Javadekar tomorrow in Delhi.