IOC plans fuel-dispensing station near Games village

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New Delhi, Jan 2: IndianOil Corporation (IOC) has sent a proposal to New Delhi to set up hydrogen fuel-dispensing station in the vicinity of the Commonwealth Games Village before 2010. The set-up is to cater to more than 100 government vehicles to demonstrate the usefulness of fuel.

"We have sent a proposal to (the) Delhi Government for land in the vicinity of (the) 'Commonwealth Games Village' for setting up a hydrogen fuel station. This would be used for dispensing fuel to more than 100 vehicles to be used for the mega event," Executive Director (Research and Development) IndianOil Corporation R K Malhotra told.

Malhotra said the Delhi Government had asked IOC to identify land for setting up a hydrogen fuel-dispensing station. "We proposed to them to allocate land in the vicinity of the Commonwealth Games Village. We are awaiting their response," she said.

"Since the Commonwealth Games will showcase India's ability to organise such mega events, the government also wants to use hydrogen fuel-compatible vehicles during the event for demonstrating its environment concerns. Therefore, such a station in the vicinity of the 'Games Village' would serve the purpose," he said.

The station will dispense a mix of hydrogen and CNG in the ratio of 20:80.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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