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Overview

What is 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 high pressure of 200 bar to enhance the vehicle on board storage capacity.

 

Today, almost all the auto-rickshaws and taxies are plying on CNG. CNG is also being supplied to transport undertakings such as BEST, TMT, MSRTC & NMMT. Besides these, passenger cars, postal vans, school buses, courier vans, Light and Heavy commercial vehicles are also enjoying the benefits of CNG.

CNG is substantially economical and Eco-friendly than the conventional liquid auto fuel. Moreover, it is easily available in and around the Mumbai city, making it the preferred auto fuel of Mumbai.

CNG Facts

Economical

  • 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.

Easily Available

  • MGL has around 180 CNG filling stations with more than 970 dispensing points in Mumbai, Mira-Bhayander, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
  • MGL is also expanding CNG network in new areas like Kalyan, Dombivali, Ambernath, Badlapur, Ulahasnagar, Bhivandi, Panvel etc.
  • Other than Mumbai, CNG is also available in 41 cities and would be available in more than 300 cities in near future.
  • CNG corridors at present connects Mumbai to the cities of Pune, Surat and Ahmedabad. In case of Petrol Car / Taxi, dual fuel option is available that helps in switching between CNG and petrol as and when required.

Eco Friendly

  • 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.

Safe & Reliable

  • 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.