India expands CNG sales network to lure motorists, curb pollution: Reuters

“India is expanding its network of fuel stations selling compressed natural gas (CNG) to encourage motorists in the national capital to switch to the cleaner, cheaper fuel and curb emissions. Delhi is banning use of private cars from its roads on alternate days on the basis of registration number from mid-April to combat rising pollution. The vehicles that run on CNG are exempt from the Delhi government’s rationing drive.

“We are taking efforts to expand fuel stations selling natural gas for motorists,” Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, inaugurating 36 CNG stations, taking the overall number to over 1,050 in the national capital region.

“…In March, India’s top court ordered all private taxi operators such as Uber and Ola Cabs, owned by ANI Technologies, to convert their existing diesel-powered taxis to CNG by the end of April. In Delhi, CNG is 55 percent cheaper than petrol and 25 percent cheaper than diesel, as India raised taxes on the two liquid fuels to protect its revenue instead of passing on the benefits of low oil prices to consumers.” Reuters. Read the full story on

India expands CNG sales network to lure motorists, curb pollution