Government announces CNG Retrofitment for two wheelers; the ARAI approved kits in the pilot phase aims to reduce pollution
The Indian government is pushing hard to curb the pollution down in the major cities of the country up until now. The Delhi and NCR ban restricting the registration of 2,000 cc and above engined diesel vehicles is a prime example.
The ban has recently been extended to Kerala as well instigating discontent and claims from some auto manufacturers that cars are not the only pollution-causing vehicles running on roads and two wheelers play a significant part in the raising level of air pollutants.
It appears that the main authority of India has heard them and gone another step forwards in slapping down the contamination of air. With the tagline “A Visionary Step Towards a Greener Drive”, the launch of pilot phase of CNG for two wheelers has been announced.
An event will be held today at CNG station, CGO complex in New Delhi around 2.00 pm which will be headed by our Honorable Minister of State Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Honorable Minister of State Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar in the presence of Honorable Member of Parliament Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi.
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The launch of pilot phase of CNG for two wheelers has only one motto, that is to bring down the soaring pollution rate across the country. The CNG retrofitment kit approved by ARAI will be installed in the two wheelers with two major causes aimed to be achieved. The government run project first and foremost will be looking to attract the two-wheeler owners by making the retrofitment economical when compared to the petrol-powered conventional counterparts.
In a large scale, considering that the CNG-equipped two wheelers will only emit 75 per cent less hydrocarbon and 20 per cent less CO emission, the pollution can be substantially brought under control. The first of a kind pilot project in India will endeavour to “stop pollution #HawaBadlo with natural gas”. It has been supported by two heavy backers such as Indra Prastha Gas Limited and GAIL Limited (Gas Authority of India).