Punjab Gets Its 1st CNG Station | Here’s All You Need To Know

Punjab’s 1st CNG Station: Punjab region’s first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station was recently opened for the motorists. The CNG Station is located at the Fatehgarh Sahib District that is town Mandi Gobindgarh. The Punjab Government was concerned over the rising levels of the air pollution in the state and this is the main reason why it was felt that a major step needs to be taken in order to control the rise of the levels of pollution at an alarming and concerning rate. The people who own two and three-wheelers are more in number which increases the traffic on the roads as well as the pollution particles which are already present in an abundant form in the air.

Punjab’s 1st CNG Inaugurated | Check Details

The First CNG Station which is now located in the Mandi Gobindgarh region was recently inaugurated by the chairperson of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). This CNG Station of the Punjab region is being commissioned by the IRM Energy Private Limited which is a group of company of the Cadilla Pharmaceuticals.

CNG fuel for the cars, three-wheelers as well as the buses shall be dispensed by this station located in Mandi Gobindgarh. It has been recommended by the PPCB that any kind of registration of the vehicles making use of diesel should not be encouraged. It has also been directed to the auto-rickshaws and other three-wheelers to convert their vehicle and thus make use of the CNG fuel. This would cost an amount of Rs. 20,000.

Why CNG To Control Pollution?

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as the name suggests promotes the use of natural gas in the various modes of movement and transport as the levels of pollution created by vehicles which makes the use of petrol and diesel is comparatively a lot more. The malpractices of mankind have led to the depletion of a lot of natural resources and is giving rise to alarming environmental issues like population boom as well as increased pollution levels.

It has been witnessed and realised that CNG if used in the form of an alternative to the conventional fuel, will
definitely play an vital and considerable role in bringing down the pollution levels prevalent in the air.


Tulika Gupta

A B.Com Graduate from Punjab University, Tulika Gupta is a playful, high spirited and an energetic soul who loves to read and write. When she is not writing, you can either find her in her dreamer mode or fulfilling her social media instincts. You can write to her at hello@chandigarhmetro.com
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