India’s first mobile CNG refueling units have been inaugurated by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Indraprashtha Gas Limited and Mahanagar Gas have launched the service in Delhi and Mumbai with Type IV #CNG composite cylinders. According to the Government these Mobile Refueling Unit (MRU) will help achieve supply of CNG in areas not yet connected through pipelines or at places where there is scarcity of land parcels to set up conventional CNG stations. They will ensure round-the-clock and doorstep delivery of CNG at no extra cost. It can store up to 1,500 kg CNG and can fill 150 to 200 vehicles per day.
The mobile refuelling units #MRU inaugurated today is an innovative effort to enhance access to clean fuels to areas not connected by pipeline infrastructure. These MRUs will act as mobile CNG stations and will ensure round-the-clock and doorstep delivery of CNG at no extra cost. pic.twitter.com/gmzVL0GXsu
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) June 8, 2021
Dr Pradhan said “We are bringing in innovation in energy retailing and making it mobile and delivering at the doorsteps”. He stressed upon the need to expedite commissioning of more MRUs in the country to increase mobility of fuel availability through their deployment at various locations. These units will also help provide CNG to places like malls and offices along with other places.
The Govt. aims to deploy more such units at various locations across the country.
Along with the mobile units 201 CNG stations across the country were also inaugurated on Tuesday. The Minister also emphasized that the aim of the government was to move towards the concept of energy retailer where all different transport fuels like Hydrogen, diesel, petrol, CNG/CBG, LNG or EV batteries swapping facility shall be available at a single point. He said that there is a need for conversion of diesel/petrol vehicles to CNG/LNG for ensuring lesser emissions and cleaner environment. He also said that going forward, mobile battery swapping should also be explored.