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Guj floods may hamper CNG flow

AUTO RICKSHAWS and other commercial vehicles are still not forming long queues to the compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations in the city.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2006 00:02 IST

AUTO RICKSHAWS and other commercial vehicles are still not forming long queues to the compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations in the city.

Still things could change for the worse, however, in next three weeks for owners of CNG-driven vehicles if natural gas supplies get disrupted from Gail India’s Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur (HVJ) pipeline.

Floods in Gujarat have affected natural gas supplies to parts of northern India too.

The Green Gas Ltd (GGL)—a joint venture between Gail (India) Ltd and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is keeping  constant vigil on the natural gas supply situation for CNG stations set under the ‘City Gas Project’ at Amausi and Rajajipuram to prepare for any eventuality in the coming weeks, company sources informed.

There are a total of 500 new CNG auto rickshaws, 100 old auto rickshaws with CNG conversion kits, 400 Vikram three-wheelers and 15 four-wheelers tanking CNG from GGL’s Amausi and Rajajipuram stations in the city.

The GGL had been selling a total of 4,000 kgs of CNG at its mother station at Amausi while it opened recently a station at Rajajipuram is registering sales of up to 400 kgs of gas per day, sources said.