New Delhi: 29 CNG stations in the national
capital region, which are awaiting no-objection from
explosives department, will start selling the fuel by July
next year, the Rajya Sahba was informed today.
Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy said during Question
Hour that 29 CNG stations located in Delhi and the national
capital region are awaiting no objection certificate from the
Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation.
By July 2012, the 29 stations, which have been
commissioned, will start operation, he said.
Currently, Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) operates 241 CNG
stations in Delhi and NCR.
Reddy said in July 2008, it was announced that IGL would
set up additional 50 CNG stations before the Commonwealth
Games 2010 in Delhi and NCR.
"During the period July 2008 and October 2010, that is
prior to the Commonwealth Games, IGL set up 88 additional CNG
stations in Delhi and NCR," he said.
Of these 88 CNG stations, 40 CNG stations were started
before Commonwealth Games in October 2010. "The balance 48 CNG
stations could not be started before CWG 2010 because of non-
receipt of requisite permission/licenses/NOC/clearances from
various authorities," he said.
Currently, 29 of these are awaiting NOC from explosives
Reddy said the issue of claiming carbon credit from CNG
replacing polluting liquid fuels like diesel, will be