New Initiatives


In a major step to curb rising air pollution in Indian cities, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Petroleum and Natural Gas and Shri Prakash Javadekar, then Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest & Climate Change launched first of its kind Pilot Programme in the country to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) on 23rd June 2016 in the presence of Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Dr. Bhure Lal, Chairman, EPCA, Shri B.C. Tripathi, CMD, GAIL (India) Ltd., Shri Ashutosh Jindal, Joint Secretary, Ministry Of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri E.S. Ranganathan, Managing Director, Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), officials and media persons.

Being implemented by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), India’s largest CNG distribution company and one of its parent company, GAIL (India) Limited, the Pilot Programme will involve 50 CNG retrofitted two wheelers. Of these, the first batch of ten CNG retrofitted two wheelers were flagged off by the dignitaries at IGL’s CGO Complex CNG Station.