Himachal Pradesh wants eco-friendly CNG automobiles

February 20th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by admin  

Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has asked the central petroleum ministry to introduce inexpensive compressed natural gas (CNG) for motor vehicles in the state. “I have demanded introduction of CNG for buses, trucks, jeeps and cars in the plains of the state,” said Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday.

Dhumal met Petroleum Minister Murli Deora in New Delhi late Tuesday.

“Running buses on the pattern of New Delhi in Himachal Pradesh’s districts of Solan, Bilaspur, Kangra, Hamirpur and Una will not only be cheap but also clean,” said Dhumal.

He said Deora has assured him that his ministry would consider the request.

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