In a move that could be a breather for compressed natural gas (CNG) users in the national capital, the Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) is planning to come up with 50 more CNG stations in Delhi-NCR by February 2019 to reduce the long queues at stations across the city.
“The new CNG filling stations are to come up across Delhi and four districts in the neighboring states, including Noida, Greater Noida, Rewari and Ghaziabad. These are expected to have more than 150 dispensing units, which will massively help in reduction of queues across Delhi-NCR,” said an official.
In a meeting earlier this month, IGL had told the Supreme Court mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) that it will take up several measures to reduce the long queues at CNG pumps. The SC had directed the gas distributor to set up more stations to cater to the growing demand.
Some of the most crowded CNG stations include CGO Complex, Sarai Kale Khan and Nizamuddin among others. Most problems in setting up new stations are faced in south and central Delhi, because of acquiring clearances from multiple agencies. Also, a number of vehicle owners from neighboring regions come to Delhi to get CNG filled, which increases the traffic.