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.