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IGL plans 50 more fuel pumps in Delhi-NCR

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New Delhi: After the time since Supreme Court had asked the gas distributors to open more CNG-stations in the city to meet the rising demand for the fuel, Indraprastha Gas Limited is planning to open 50 more fuel pumps in Delhi-NCR also bringing good news to all the people in Delhi that they do not have to stand in long queues now.

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Meanwhile, earlier, green panel EPCA has recommended the apex court that all the public transport buses in Delhi should run on Hydrogen-CNG fuel by 2020-21. It was suggested that such a measure could reduce carbon monoxide emissions in the city. The report by EPCA said that usage of H-CNG can cut CO emissions by 70 percent. Also hydrocarbon emissions can be cut by 15 percent.

Recently, Supreme Court has asked the Delhi government to mull over an idea of introduction of Hydrogen-fuel cell buses. EPCA is of the view that rather than Hydrogen-fuel cell buses, H-CNG can be a solution for intermediate period.

Indraprastha Gas Limited earlier this month received license to sell CNG to automobiles and piped natural gas for cooking to households in different districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli.

The leading natural gas distributor already retails CNG in the neighbouring cities of Delhi which come under Uttar Pradesh namely Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida. The company also bagged licenses for city gas distribution (CGD) licences in Rewari and Karnal in Haryana.

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The company also mentioned in the exchange filing that it bagged a letter of intent dated August 4,2018 from Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) in this regard.

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