About Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
CNG is a fossil fuel substitute for other auto fuels such as petrol, diesel, Auto LPG etc. For use in Automobiles as fuel, Natural Gas is compressed & dispensed to vehicles at a high pressure of 200 bar to enhance the vehicle’s on-board storage capacity.
Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) started supply of CNG to Pune in 2008, for the Green Commonwealth Youth Games hosted by the city. Since then, MNGL has been supplying CNG to more than 70,000 CNG vehicles – which are growing in number by the day. Through its network of CNG Stations, MNGL is servicing almost all the three-wheelers registered in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad and more than 1000 buses of the municipal transport undertaking - Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML). Besides these - passenger cars, postal vans, school buses, courier vans and other Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) are also utilizing CNG.
CNG is quite economical and eco-friendly than the conventional liquid auto fuels. Moreover, it is now easily available in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad through the ever growing network of CNG Stations.
- Easy on the pocket
- CNG delivers high performance at low cost, as it gives your vehicle a better mileage
- CNG does not contaminate or dilute crank case oil, giving engine an extended life
- MNGL has around 30 CNG filling stations in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Hinjewadi, Chakan, etc.
- MNGL will be coming up with new CNG Stations in and around Nagar Road, Mundhwa, Kharadi and other areas of Pune.
- Other than Pune, CNG is also available in 41 cities and would be available in more than 200 cities in near future
- In Maharashtra, CNG is at present available in and around Mumbai – thus making plying between Pune and Mumbai easier on CNG. Connectivity with other cities having CNG beyond Mumbai – like Surat and Ahmedabad, ensures continuous driving on CNG to these cities from Pune. Also, dual fuel option is available in passenger cars/taxis that helps in switching between CNG and petrol as and when required.
- The use of CNG significantly reduces harmful vehicular exhaust gas emissions like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other suspended particles
- It protects the environment by reducing the effects of global warming
- Non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-carcinogenic and hence improves public health
- CNG is lighter than air and hence disperses quickly without any dangerous accumulation
- CNG has a narrow flammability range making it much safer than other fuels
- CNG has a higher ignition temperature than other fuels, reducing chances of accidental and spontaneous ignition