The Rajasthan Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) policy 2022 is likely to be implemented this month itself with Saturday being the last day for feedback by stakeholders to the draft policy, officials said on Friday.“The policy is available on public domain and stakeholders can send their responses on the draft policy till Saturday. After going through the feedback, the state government will work towards implementation of the policy, which will help in reducing air pollution in our cities by moving to a cleaner fuel,” said an official from the pollution control wing of the state transport and road safety department.The policy aims to control vehicular pollution by promoting CNG as an eco-friendly fuel and highlights special provisions for non-attainment cities or smart cities of Rajasthan. “The policy is needed as the ambient air quality of our cities have been deteriorating gradually. In 2020, the ambient air quality of Jaipur was moderate but now it is poor. Similarly, the ambient air quality for other prominent cities or towns is moderate in the state at present, which may turn into poor in the coming few years given the rising pollution levels in the state,” said an official from privy to the matter.For transition towards CNG and having proper infrastructure, the draft policy had recommended provisions like diesel vehicles older than 10 years can be provided five years of extension on retrofitment of CNG, facilitation from the transport department for new CNG vehicles/conversion of vehicles from alternate fuels to CNG by having dedicated window, issue of registration certificate and approval of CNG RFCs in defined time.The policy further recommends that city transport corporations be advised or permitted to set up CNG stations on their access land parcels with relaxation of NOCs from the district magistrate. The state will also facilitate City Gas Distribution (CGD) entities in leasing, acquisition and land-use conversion of land.For smooth implementation of the policy, it has also been proposed that a dedicated CNG cell should be established within the department “for effective day-to-day functioning”.