Good news for motorists using CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) fuel in their vehicles. The trial runs for a fifth refill station in the city began on Tuesday and the unit is all set to open next week.
The CNG refill station at Bus Depot will start dispensing fuel from Monday, said a transport department official.
With this, the city will have five CNG stations. The department has also planned to open 14 more units by next year. Of them, six stations will open by the end of this year.
“Around 30-35 buses of Haryana Roadways got CNG supply during the trial run of the Bus Depot station,” said Yashender Singh, general manager, transport department.
The unit has not been functional for a long time due to some technical reason.
Motorists had been complaining that there is no refill station on National Highway-8.
The authorities have already identified NH-8 as one of the sites for its 14 proposed CNG refill stations.
Apart from around 3,500 CNG-run autorickshaws, the city has more than one lakh private vehicles, school buses, city buses and taxis using the alternative fuel, which is more environment friendly.