The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the deadline for all taxis in the National Capital Region to convert to CNG mode from March 1 to March 31 and directed the Centre to set up 104 gas stations in ten districts of NCR.
A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur also asked the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to set up CNG filling stations in ten districts of of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana which fall under the National Capital Region.
The direction came when it was pointed out that the commercial vehicles, which will have to be converted to CNG mode, will face shortage of CNG stations in the region.
The bench said the process of setting of CNG stations should be completed by March 31 for smooth functioning of the public transport system.
The bench passed the order after taking on record a submission that the issue of supply of CNG came before the EPCA meeting on December 19 and all stake holders including Haryana government had expressed their readiness to meet all requirements for the purpose.