Through its subsidiaries, GAIL plans to set up CNG outlets along important highways, which will include New Delhi and Mumbai, to provide easy refuelling options for vehicles, Tripathi disclosed .
Currently, the CNG network is essentially confined to the municipal limits of cities such as Delhi, Agra, Indore and Mumbai
"The idea of a CNG Green Corridor is to have CNG outlets at regular intervals along the highways," Tripathi said. Tripathi said this green highway will benefit eight states - Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
Tripathi explained that the Green Corridor aims to establish the Natural Gas Highway in the country. refuelling infrastructure across the Green Highway will encourage long haul transporters in adopting natural gas vehicles due to increased availability of gas stations.
The operational gas pipelines, right from Bangalore up to Ludhiana provides an opportunity to transform inland transportation and operate on natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and expand the reach of CNG beyond cities.