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Nagpur based Rawmatt Industries Pvt. Ltd, India’s first private sector LNG storage and dispensing facility in Nagpur, is not only opening new CNG refueling stations across the city but also attracting large number of consumers towards the safe and eco-friendly fuel. The company will soon set up three new CNG stations in Nagpur taking the number of such facilities to five. At present, the company is operating two stations that are located at Automotive Square and Wadi. The new stations are coming up at Khapri, Hingna and Pardi.
Rawmatt Industries is aggressively expanding its base in Central India as demand of the eco-friendly fuel is raising leaps and bounds. CNG, which is a very popular fuel in places like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Gujarat and other places, is also attracting people of Central India.
“The main reason behind the raising popularity of CNG is that it is very safe and eco-friendly. Moreover, it is very economical, as the running cost is 35% cheaper then HSD/Petrol,” said one of the customers in Nagpur.
Another customer Abhijeet Meshram, who owns a Maruti Ignis, said his car’s performance increased significantly since he started filling CNG in his car. “I am very happy to notice positive changes in my car. It is safe, eco-friendly and cost effective. Earlier, I used to get mileage of 16 km per liter (on petrol) but now it has gone up to 25-26kg of CNG,” he said.
Another customer who is an auto rickshaw driver, Taufeek Khan said his rickshaw runs 40-41 km on one kg of CNG. On petrol he would get mileage of 27-28 km per liter. “CNG has proved to be an extremely good option for me. It has increased my daily earnings,” he highlighted.
Though it is just a beginning here in Vidarbha region, the CNG has already caught attention of many vehicle owners. It is important to note that the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is making all its public transport buses compatible for CNG. So much so that nearly half of its fleet is running on CNG.