Bengaluru to have 12 more CNG stations
The CNG network in Bengaluru is set for a major expansion with 12 new CNG stations set to come up soon.
At present, eight CNG stations are operational and 12 more will be opened within a month, a press statement from GAIL Gas said.
The strengthening of the CNG network will add to the building of eco-friendly mobility network in the city. In order to make the clean fuel easily available in the densely populated zone of the city, the company has also partnered with the major oil marketing companies and is dispensing CNG From the retail outlets of BPCL, IOCL and HPCL in the city.
GAIL Gas has also entered into strategic partnership with Uber, a ride-sharing company, to promote the usage of CNG in Bengaluru City. The CNG stations caters to both light and heavy duty vehicles and are operational round the clock.
GAIL Gas also plans to add another 25 CNG stations in the new financial year, which will take the total number of CNG stations in the city to more than 50.
The running cost of a CNG auto is ₹1.17/km compared with₹2.01/km of LPG auto, resulting in savings of about 42 per cent.