CNG kit can be installed in old cars, government approved

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In Delhi – retro fitment of electric kits was allowed on petrol vehicles older than 15 years and diesel vehicles older than 10 years. This decision has been taken after the government announced cancellation of RC of all old vehicles to reduce pollution

  • CNG is less harmful than petrol and diesel
  • This decision came after canceling the RC of old vehicles

Due to the rising prices of petrol and diesel across the country, people are now turning to CNG vehicles. Now giving it a new twist, the Government of India has allowed modification for retro fitment of CNG and LPG kits. This modification will be done to replace BS6 diesel and petrol engines with CNG and LPG engines weighing less than 3.5 tonnes.

CNG Kit can be installed in old cars

CNG is less harmful than petrol and diesel

The government in its announcement has outlined the essential requirements for retrofitting. It states that CNG is less harmful to the environment than petrol and diesel engines. It reduces the emission of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, particulate matter and smoke. As of now, retro fitment of CNG and LPG kits is allowed in motor vehicles only under BS4 emission norms.

This decision came after canceling the RC of old vehicles

In Delhi, retro fitment of electric kits was allowed on petrol vehicles older than 15 years and diesel vehicles older than 10 years. This decision has been taken after the government announced cancellation of RC of all old vehicles to reduce pollution.

According to the notification of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the demand for today is to approve retrofitting. The reason for that is that CNG cars do not harm the environment. At the same time, vehicles running on petrol and diesel prove to be harmful for the environment.

Solicited comments and suggestions from stakeholders

Comments and suggestions have been sought from the concerned stakeholders in this draft within a period of thirty days. Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari says that the existing vehicles running on diesel and petrol will be replaced by green fuel and electric vehicles.

Let us inform that he had also recently said that if we do not replace diesel with biofuel, then the country’s crude oil import bill will be Rs 25 lakh crore in the next five years.