The rickshaw LPG fuel revolution

Jalalabad which is considered capital of Afghan cricket, has redefined its statement for green transportation . A large portion the state’s transportation comprises of three wheeled motorbike or “tuk tuk “. For a poverty stricken state like Jalalabad , the expenses of three wheeled loco-mote has been luring for taxi drivers due to cost savings.

Recently a new green fuel has grabbed the attention of the masses due to assured cut down of 50% in fuel prices. A large portion of these “tuk tuk “ are adopting LPG as their prime fuel . Besides the economical perks, LPG produces lesser harmful emissions compared to gasoline reducing carbon foot prints of the state. LPG has proven to be a blessing for residents of Jalalabad in terms of decrease In pollution levels; but the only resistance in this conversion is initial expenses to adopt LPG in place of gasoline . This has led to mushrooming of outlets offering unlicensed and backstreet mechanics resulting in tuk tuks catching fire.

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Afghanistan government can therefore take this initiative of provide loans or reduced cost of installation of LPG systems for locomotives. Till now , the state had been relying on imports from neighbouring countries .Looking at the rate of escalation in LPG demands , sooner Afghanistan may require to dig upon its natural gas resources.This would cut down the existing gas prices and more people are likely to be benefited.

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