Commonly referred to as the green fuel because of its lead and sulphur free character, CNG reduces harmful emissions thus reducing the effect of global warming. Being non-corrosive, it enhances the longevity of spark plugs. Due to the absence of any lead or benzene content in CNG, the lead fouling of spark plugs and lead or benzene pollution are eliminated.
CNG is less likely to auto-ignite on hot surfaces, since it has a high auto-ignition temperature (540 degrees centigrade) and a narrow range (5%-15%) of inflammability. It means that if CNG concentration in the air is below 5% or above 15%, it will not burn. This high ignition temperature and limited flammability range makes accidental ignition or combustion very unlikely.
The operational cost of vehicles running on CNG, as compared to those running on other fuels, is significantly low.
Another practical advantage observed is the increased life of lubricating oils, as CNG does not contaminate and dilute the crankcase oil.
- Mixes evenly in air
Being a gaseous fuel CNG mixes in the air easily and evenly.
- Easily Availability:
RSGL has 2 CNG Stations in operation on NH-8 and two more are being setup on NH-8 between Neemrana and Kukus. There are around 418 CNG fillingstations in Delhi and NCR, a few of which are located along NH-8 on Delhi sideand hence there is a CNG corridor established along Delhi-Jaipur Highwaywith CNG Stations of IGL in Delhi and RSGL in Rajasthan.
Other than Delhi, CNG is also available in 41 cities and would be available in more than 300 cities in near future. Car / Taxi, dual fuel options available that helps in switching between CNG and petrol as and when required