Vehicle using CNG to follow the required conditions mentioned in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules.
Ensuring that the workshop is authorized and observes safety standards and code of practices in kit installation and commissioning
Kit/cylinder to be of approved type for the make of vehicle
Vehicle to undergo the required pre-conversion checks thoroughly
Complete and thorough leak test of the gas system
Installer’s certificate to be collected from the workshop
Endorsement of CNG or bi-fuel mode in Registration Certificate from RTO
Annual checking of the CNG kit and keeping the related certificates
CNG Cylinder to follow the Gas cylinder rules and to be hydro tested once in 3 years keeping in mind the certificate of the same
Certificate of CNG kit, Fitness and hydro test to be possessed by the driver all the time
Acquainting yourself with the mechanism of CNG and the precautions essential for driving a CNG vehicle
In case of vehicles undergoing repairs involving welding, or heat application to any part (within 1.5 m) of the cylinder, the cylinder should be emptied first
In case of leakage in fuel system, vehicles shall not be parked within 6 m of any source of ignition or fire
Always refer to the supplier’s kit manual for the troubleshooting guide and do not do it yourself
For emergency handling of any CNG leak, users must be aware of the location and operation of cylinder valve, master shut-off valve and burst disc in the CNG system. Study the system and ask your mechanic to identify these parts for you
Retrofitter doing the kit fitment should be able to demonstrate these operations to your satisfaction. It is advisable to operate the vehicle occasionally on petrol to ensure that the petrol system remains in good working conditions
Do not allow any naked flame, spark or smoking near the leakage point.
In case you smell a gas leakage, do not operate any electrical switches and appliances around there.
Do not ignite a match, a bidi, cigarette or candle lamps etc if you smell a leakage.
STOP cooking immediately if you smell a gas leakage.
Do not carry-out/or allow any digging and construction on gas line. If required consult the gas company.
Never carry out any alteration by yourself and never tamper with any parts of the gas connection
Other Precautions for your CNG Vehicle
The CNG kit installed in the vehicle should be insured along with vehicle accessories. The motorist should notify the insurance company to provide insurance on the CNG system, for which additional premium may be charged by the insurance company. Motorists should take the insurance cover for the additional CNG kit system.
As per present government regulation, the pollution checks and a pollution certificate is mandatory even after converting the vehicle on CNG
A pressurized gas cylinder is probably the strongest component on the vehicle. Vehicles that were totally destroyed in collisions show the only discernible component being intact as the CNG gas cylinder. It is unlikely that cylinders will rupture due to collision impact
It is worth pointing out that natural gas is lighter than air and in the unlikely event of a leak from piping or container the gas will dissipate upwards quite quickly. In case of petrol and LPG, the vapour given off is heavier than air and will tend to pool near the ground
Revised Domestic PNG Price: Rs. 29.20/- per SCM and Present Retail CNG Price: Rs. 55.50/- per Kg w.e.f. Midnight of 4th /5th October’ 2019.
The facility of Cash along-with Cheque payment of PNG Domestic bills through Axis Bank at all branches in PMC and PCMC has been started.