A joint decision by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and the Ministry of Environment will now make way for the introduction of CNG kits for two wheelers in the National Capital.
The decision comes as a counter-measure to curb pollution, citing an immense increase in the air pollution in Delhi, with levels of contamination reaching a critical stage.
According to an article on Indiancarsbikes, the Minister of Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan along with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, allowed the proposal of passing CNG kits for two-wheelers in the city, at an event at the Indraprastha CNG re-filling station in the CGO complex area yesterday.
For now, the launch is not yet final and a pilot-project will be carried out where approximately 50 Honda Activas will be tested by Domino’s pizza home delivery personnel.
The CNG kit, approved by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), has been fitted in these Activa scooters, to check out the feasibility before the introduction of the kits.
The government has also claimed that the CNG scooters will be able to traverse 120 kilometres on a single kg of CNG, and will give it an overall range of 250 kilometres after re-filling just ones. Other than that, it will also help curb pollution as the emition will be almost 75 per cent lesser hydrocarbons and approximately 20 per cent less carbon monoxide in comparison to petrol-run two-wheelers.
The scooters will be provided absolutely free of cost to outlets of Domino’s under the pilot-project. After receiving feedback from of those riders, Honda will fine-tune the calibration of the kits, before it is finally passed and introduced at large.