Aiming at a pollution-free environment Assam government opened the first ever CNG (compressed natural gas) fuel station in Dibrugarh district on Saturday. The station, set up by the Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL) near the Assam State Transport Bus Terminus at Chowkidinghee, has the capacity to cater to 400 vehicles on an average every day. With its inauguration, Assam became the second Northeastern state, after Tripura, to have CNG facility.
‘When the BJP came to power in Assam, we promised to make the State corruption-free, terror-free and pollution-free. Today is a big leap in our endeavour to make the State pollution-free. Now people can buy CNG fuel at a cheaper price, compared to petrol and diesel. This is a step towards making Assam a clean and green state. In coming days, CNG fuel stations will be set up in other districts of the state,’ said Sonowal after inaugurating the facility.
CNG is a cheap fuel, as compared to petrol and diesel. It will cost Rs 50 per kg. As of today, a litre of petrol costs Rs 72 per litre while diesel costs Rs 65 per litre. ‘While the mileage of petrol driven cars is around 15 km per litre, CNG provides a mileage of around 21 km per kg. So, CNG is a clear winner both in terms of price and mileage,’ an AGCL official stated.