Ban on CNG retrofitting to be partially lifted by Delhi Government


Delhi: AAP Government has taken decision to soon lift the ban on retrofitting of CNG kits in cars in Delhi.

According to the Transport Department, retrofitment of CNG kits in new cars will soon be allowed after vehicle manufacturers certify that original kits have been installed in the vehicle.

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Earlier, the Transport Department had prohibited the supplying of CNG when they came to know that CNG kit manufacturers were making use of “unapproved and uncertified” CNG fuel kits.

“The Transport Department was currently working on a software under which kits manufacturers and distributors will be required to upload details of sold kits on the software,” A senior government official said.

“There are several car companies which retrofit CNG fuel kits in petrol-run cars in Delhi and then sell them to people. This was banned in pursuance of the order in June. Now, the government has allowed these companies to install such kits in new cars only if they certify that original kits have been installed,” the official said.

According to the official, the software for the registration of “in-use” cars was being developed for the government by the NIC.

Once the details of CNG fuels will be uploaded by the manufacturers and distributors  on the new software then  the Transport Department would be able to detect cases of unapproved or uncertified kits.

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