In a concrete step to control pollution, the Indian government has launched a first-of-its-kind Pilot Programme in the country that will see two wheelers running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The ministry is looking to promote clean fuel with the pilot project that will not only be environment friendly, but will also be cheaper to run. The timeline to test run the pilot project though is not clear at present.
Pilot program is limited to delhi now it will be conducted by Indraprastha gas and GAIL India. They include 50 CNG kit fitted active and this will be given to domino’s pizza delivery boy for free. As a part of pilot Programme. Government than monitor this performance closely for some time for reveled it to the general public.
The CNG kit is fitted in front of the Honda Activa, where the glove box is situated and as a result, do not consume on the luggage space on the scooter. The kit includes of two CNG cylinders that have a capacity of 4.8-litres or 1 kg of CNG in each. The Activa are said to have a range of up to 120 km in a particular fill. In difference, Honda claims a fuel efficiency figure of 62 kmpl on the petrol powered Activa. Going by the estimations, riding the CNG powered Activa could cost as low as 61 paise per km, as compared to 1.3 per km.
Ituk manufacturing has manufacturing a CNG kit for Honda active. And the ministry has received the necessary supports from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and Transport Department of Delhi to use the same. The government has also received approvals from Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) and International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT) for the mechanisms used in the CNG kit.
Ituk Manufacturing said that, the CNG vehicles will have 75 per cent less production of hydrocarbon, while carbon productions will be down by 20 per cent. The results of this project hold extreme importance as the same will determine if the government gives a signal to sales CNG equipped two wheelers in the future.
The price of Honda Activa CNG kit will be 14500. 1 KG CNG will help user to travel 120 KM and the price of 1kg CNG is 37 in Delhi. There will be 2 Cylinder caring 4.8 KG Capacity will be installed below seat, while regulator will be fit on top of the engine.