Tripura National Gas Company Ltd (TNGCL) has allowed conversion of more vehicles from conventional fuel and diesel to compress natural gas (CNG), to increase the use of natural gas instead of non-renewable fuel sources.
The company has not yet been able to set up CNG fuel station across the state, inspite of having the potential. Even though there was a huge demand of CNG vehicle, it is stopped because of inadequate fuel stations.
Six CNG fuel stations are functioning in the state currently, catering to the needs of about 12000 auto rickshaws and more than 2000 small vehicles. Around 35000 kitchens have been able to be covered by TNGCL, with pipeline natural gas (PNG) of more than two lakh households in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) area.
In order to cater to south bound vehicles, TNGCL has decided to install three more CNG stations, keeping in view the growing demand of clean energy. The company is also studying the feasibility of setting up CNG fuel stations in Northern parts of the state
The Marketing Manager of TNGCL Joyjit Chowdhury said, “There is also sufficient demand of CNG and PNG in Dhalai, Unokoti and North Tripura districts but the company has not yet been assured the supply of gas and investment for establishing the infrastructures.” He added that CNG conversion of vehicles would be able to cut down air pollution substantially and help us retain the tag of clean atmosphere of Tripura.
Targeting to complete PNG network over the next two years, TNGCL is also working on expansion of PNG lines in Northern part of Agartala and remaining portion of the city. Source: UNI PWKD10042018