IGL kicks off mobile CNG filling service
New Delhi: The country’s largest city gas network operator, Indraprastha Gas Limited, on Tuesday launched a mobile CNG filling service, the first of its kind in India, with a view to decongesting long queues of vehicles at gas stations and bringing the clean fuel to people’s doorsteps. Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the service at an online event where he dedicated to the nation 201 CNG stations countrywide, including 54 set up by IGL across Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Jointly developed by IGL and the Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation, each mobile refuelling unit carries 1,500 kg of CNG and can refuel 100-150 vehicles at an average of 10kg each, company executives said. The service kicked off with one such unit deployed in Vasant Kunj area, which has a paucity of CNG stations. Pradhan said the future of fuel retail lay in mobile dispensing and advised IGL to target shopping malls, office complexes and housing societies so that CNG car owners or taxi operators could refuel without having to waste time and fuel in visiting a filling station.
You have successfully cast your vote IGL director (commercial) Amit Garg said the mobile dispensing service will enhance customer experience by bringing CNG at the doorstep of consumers and expand coverage in areas where the number of CNG stations is low or non-existent.