India will soon have a highway which would not only connect the states but is also going to amplify the availability of compressed natural gas (CNG) beyond the states. The “Green Corridor” would provide an option for the commuters to run their vehicles on CNG and avail the same for inland transportation.
The possibility of the corridor came into existence when Mr. B.C.Tripathi on Monday, while addressing the media at the pre-launch of the ANGVA 2013 announced the same. He also quoted “If you look at the transport system, more than 97-98 per cent is dependent on liquid fuel across the world. In India, the consumption of natural gas-based fuel is miniscule compared with liquid fuel. Therefore, this is the sector where there is tremendous scope.”
The corridor is a result of the boom that the natural gas industry saw in the recent past. It would extend from Jalandhar to Banglore and would benefit eight states viz. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. Also the corridor would consist of CNG stations at every 250 kms. The motive of the corridor is to introduce a natural gas high way to the nation and promote natural gas as a fuel of choice.