The CNG Prices in Bangalore is subject to change regularly and it will be decided by the government of India.The CNG or Compressed Natural Gas is made by compressing natural gas and it mainly consists of methane. It is the safest fuel in case of a spill because the natural gas is lighter when compared to air and it disperses quickly when released. CNG is generally stored and distributed in hard containers at a pressure of 20 – 25 Mpa, mostly in spherical or cylindrical shaped containers. The cost and placement of fuel storage tanks are very expensive and this is a major set back for the wider and quick adoption of CNG as an alternative fuel in the country. The prices of CNG is less when compared to petrol and diesel and even the cost of the CNG vehicles are cheaper when compared against the electric ones. The lack of awareness added with the shortage of CNG filling stations and entry of electric vehicles has hit the popularity of CNG vehicles in Bangalore.
|Jan 2019||₹ 57.85||₹ 5.65|
|Dec 2018||₹ 52.20||₹ -5.65|
|Nov 2018||₹ 57.85||₹ 0.00|
|Oct 2018||₹ 57.85||₹ 0.00|
Bangalore was previously known as the garden city of India. With the presence of huge gardens and beautiful weather, it was nothing less than a heaven on earth. With the passage of time the beautiful gardens paved way for concrete buildings and the rise in population led to the widening of roads which eventually led to the fall of trees and this led to the conversion of a beautiful garden city to a dense thickly populated concrete jungle.
So far there are close to 350 vehicles which are currently using CNG as an alternative fuel to run the vehicles. The lack of filling stations, awareness amongst the people regarding CNG and its uses and entry of electric vehicles has resulted in the low popularity of CNG based vehicles in Bangalore.
The GAIL Gas Limited currently runs CNG filling stations across the city and it is currently in the expansion mode and is planning to set up close to 60 CNG filling stations over a period of next three to four years. The GAIL has entered into a collaboration with IOCL, HPCL and BPCL to set up stations at their respective retail outlets in Bangalore.
The GAIL Gas Limited which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Maharatna GAIL (India) Limited was established way back in May 2008 with an intention for the smooth implementation of City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects. The GAIL Gas has authorization from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board for implementing City Gas Distribution Projects in Bengaluru.
The GAIL Gas Limited is functioning efficiently in Bangalore to increase the number of users of CNG and is creating awareness amongst the youth to opt for CNG variant vehicles instead of using the traditional fuel-based vehicles. To facilitate the availability of CNG beyond the city limits the GAIL has implemented a Green Corridor Project to facilitate the availability of CNG beyond the city limits so that the clean fuel is available even for the long distance journeys.
The PNGRB authorizes GAIL Gas to implement CGD projects in the urban and rural districts of Bangalore during 2015. In 2018, the GAIL Gas has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Uber to catalyze CNG ecosystem in Bengaluru.