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IGL to expand its reach in Delhi/NCR with over 34 new CNG stations

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 June 2017, 17:53 IST

Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) on 26 June announced the opening of 34 new CNG stations by the end of 2017 to fulfill the growing demands of Delhi/NCR.

IGL, which currently operates over 426 CNG Stations across Delhi/NCR has plans to start two new CNG stations in Rewari District of Haryana on a pilot basis.

"The two stations, including one in Dharuhera (Gurugram) and Bawal (Rewari) will be covered under 2017 expansion plans, and will be operational soon," Vice President Marketing, Indraprastha Gas Limited, P K Pandey, told ANI.

He added that next month, IGL will also start a pilot project in Indirapuram to inject CNG fuel in diesel generators of RWA Societies. The target under this project is to convert around 250 residential societies diesel generator sets into CNG fuel.

"The start of these projects will save Rs. two per unit electricity generated by generators. Currently a residential society charges around Rs. 18 per unit from their consumers in case they use power backup by diesel generators in power cuts," added Pandey.

However, IGL is also planning to provide CNG fuel to mobile towers where diesel is heavily used as a fuel.

"There are currently 250 mobile towers in Delhi NCR. IGL is planning to start pilot project for Mobile towers in August. Once the project becomes operational it will save cost as well as pollution, which is major cause of concern for Delhites," added Pandey.

With major focus on CSR activity, IGL is going to start Swasth Saarthi Abhiyan and Fuel Conservation workshop on June 28, which will be inaugurated by Union Minister Harsh Vardhan and Dharmendra Pradhan.

According to PK Pandey, IGL, with Association of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) is going to start health checkups for drivers of auto, taxi and buses wherein checkups of sugar, body mass index (BMI), vision and eye checkups and counseling etc will be done.

"This special workshop will spread message of fuel conservation and good driving habits among drivers," said Pandey.


First published: 26 June 2017, 17:53 IST