AGARTALA, April 7 - Aiming to promote clean energy for vehicles, Tripura National Gas Corporation Ltd (TNGCL) is contemplating to install CNG refilling facility in the city here.
Currently, six CNG stations are functioning in the State catering fuel need of about 12,000 autorickshaws and small vehicles. Of the total CNG stations, four are operating in Agartala and its vicinity while remaining two are at Khowai and Udaipur.
Keeping in view the growing demand for clean energy, TNGCL has decided to establish three more CNG stations at Bishalgarh, Bishramganj and Udaipur. �Yes, there is a need of having more CNG stations in the State especially Dhalai, North and South districts. Currently, we are focusing on opening three stations in Bishalgarh, Bishramganj and Udaipur�, said Manager (Marketing) of TNGCL Joyjit Chowdhury here on Friday.
He also said, �Since the number of vehicles is on the rise in Agartala, TNGCL plans to install CNG refilling facility in existing city based fuel outlets where space is available�. TNGCL also plans to increase piped gas connection to new areas, he added.
�Laying of pipeline has been completed in areas like Governor�s House, Lichu Bagan and Barjala � all under Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and gas supply will begin shortly�, he stated.
TNGCL has so far covered 35,000 households with piped gas, in the city with a total population of around 4 lakh.