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From Aug 1,CNG only for vehicles with genuine cylinders

Any vehicle without a compliance plate indicating valid CNG cylinder would be turned away from the filling stations starting August 1,Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) announced on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 30, 2013 1:24:11 am

Any vehicle without a compliance plate indicating valid CNG cylinder would be turned away from the filling stations starting August 1,Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) announced on Wednesday.

IGL is the the sole supplier of CNG in the national capital and adjoining cities. Officials said the move was to ensure safety in all CNG-run vehicles.

“IGL would be refusing CNG dispensing to all categories of vehicles without a compliance plate indicating valid CNG cylinder with effect from August 1,2013,” a statement by IGL said.

The safety norms for CNG vehicles prescribe that compliance plate,displaying kit related information,should be installed near the filling point so that it is clearly visible to the refueller.

Earlier,IGL had announced it will implement the drive from June 1,and had undertaken a media campaign starting last month.

“However,subsequent to the public notice dated May 22 issued by Transport department,IGL has decided to extend the date of implementation of instructions by two months to ensure uniformity,” the statement said.

According to Transport department public notice,CNG vehicle owners have to get compliance plates fitted by July 31 from the authorised retro fitment centres without any extra cost,since compliance plate is part of the CNG kit. Thereafter,the fuelling agencies have been asked to check compliance plates before refuelling.

“IGL has requested for co-operation in complying with the prescribed requirement as this is directed towards ensuring safety of general public,” the statement said.

IGL sells CNG from 287 stations in Delhi,Noida,Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. It also supplies piped natural gas to nearly 3,90,000 households in Delhi and NCR.

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