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Logistics sector should gear up for cleaner fuels, stricter pollution norms: Gadkari

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2020

The transport and logistics industry should gear up for stricter pollution norms and adopting liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a future fuel, according to Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari. He said, “Across the world,...

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Subject Tags: CNG , LNG

Kochi: Transport authority to issue permits to CNG, LNG, LPG and e-vehicles only

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has decided to conditionally issue city permits to autorickshaws in Kochi. The new permits will be issued to autorickshaws, which ply on CNG, LNG and LPG, and electric vehicles. According to the decisions taken by the RTA, new permits will...

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Diesel models out, Maruti drives in smart, affordable hybrids

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

Maruti Suzuki is banking on affordable green vehicles including those running on compressed natural gas (CNG) and on hybrid technology to drive in volumes and cut emissions over the next few years. India’s biggest carmaker will stop sale of its diesel cars from April 2020....

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BS-VI costs: Oil companies to raise rates by rupee 1 at one go in April

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 31, 2020

State-run fuel retailers will raise fuel prices by 50 paise to Re 1 per litre in one go from April to recover investments made for producing Bharat Stage-VI (BS-VI, akin to Euro-VI standard) petrol and diesel. “I don't think premium (for BS-VI fuels) will be large enough for...

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Draft policy seeks lower taxes for LNG, CNG vehicles

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2020

In a bid to boost India’s gas economy, the ministry of petroleum and natural gas on Thursday released a draft city gas distribution policy, which could be adopted by states to facilitate speedy implementation of city gas distribution (CGD) networks and value-added services....

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15-year-old 3-wheelers to be banned in Punjab

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

Bid to control air pollution in the State

The Punjab government has decided to ban diesel and petrol powered three-wheelers which are more than 15-year-old across the State in a bid to control air pollution. “The Department of Environment and Climate Change has decided...

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Oil ministry wants cut in GST on CNG vehicles to 5%

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

The oil ministry has proposed reducing the goods and services tax on compressed natural gas (CNG)-driven vehicles to 5% — at par with electric vehicles — from the current 28% to help the government’s drive to popularise gas vehicles. This could mean more than 20% reduction in...

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Exempt LPG & CNG autos from getting permits: Unions to govt

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 24, 2019

After the Centre’s move to exempt electric vehicles from the need for passenger transport permit, auto unions across the state are urging the government to implement the same for LPG and CNG autos. The Centre has provided several benefits to electric vehicles such as waiver...

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Diesel-run auto-rickshaws to go off Patna roads from March 31, 2021

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

Thousands of auto-rickshaws running on diesel will go off the roads of Patna from the midnight of March 31, 2021, the Bihar government announced on November 6, 2019. Instead, the owners of the auto-rickshaws will be encouraged to switch over to CNG or battery-operated systems...

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Plant that converts paddy straw into biogas set up to tackle Delhi pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

India's first plant to convert paddy straw into biogas that can be used as CNG in automobiles will come up at Karnal in Haryana as agencies double effort to prevent burning of crop stubble that is said to be the main reason for pollution in the national capital region. ES...

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