CNG-run vehicles to operate in Agartala from June
Agartala, Apr 26 : Tripura government has decided to allow plying of Compact Natural Gas (CNG) compliant vehicles in the capital city from June, according to official sources here today.
Agartala would be first place in the entire north eastern region to implement the decision of plying CNG operated vehicles.
In the first phase, CNG operated auto rickshaws would start moving in the city and in the second phase small cars would be converted into CNG operated vehicles.
Tripura would become the 20th state in the country to operate on CNG compliant vehicles, the sources said.
The decision for introduce of CNG was taken at a high-level meeting under the chairmanship of state Transport Minister Manik Dey yesterday.
Representatives of State Pollution Control Board, TNGC, owners of vehicles and leaders of the trade unions were present in the meeting.
In all three CNG filling stations would be set up in this city.
The CNG would cost Rs 16 per kg, sources said.
CNG-run vehicles would be able to save on cost and help in controlling environment pollution.