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Nod to LNG as auto fuel; LNG fuel pumps to come up: Gadkari

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Road, Transport and Ministry has given approval to use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as automobile fuel and gas pumps would soon come across the country, Union Minister said today.

"We have given approval to LNG as an automobile fuel and now its standards would be defined by different Ministries including the Petroleum," the Road, Transport, and Shipping Minister said.

Talking to reporters after entering into a pact with in this regard, the minister said that soon LNG pumps on the pattern of petrol and diesel fuel stations would be available across the country.

He said LNG "is a clean and future fuel" and the is promoting its use.

Gadkari said it is also a cheaper fuel and would reduce the huge import bill of crude and promote 'Make in India' drive.

The minister said its larger use will reduce the cost of road transportation also.

had earlier inked a pact with the Inland Waterways Authority of to set up LNG filling stations in three locations along the NW-1 for fuelling barges.

The Centre is promoting use of LNG for mass transportation and an LNG-driven bus was also rolled out in Kerala for test run recently.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 20:49 IST