Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) users in Mumbai will soon have the fuel delivered to their homes, thanks to energy distribution company The Fuel Delivery signing a 'letter of intent' with Mahanagar Gas Limited to establish mobile CNG stations around the city. The Fuel Delivery stated in a statement that the 24-hour service will cater to all CNG-powered auto rickshaws, taxis, private and commercial cars, school buses, and other vehicles that use CNG.
CNG consumers will be able to fill their vehicles without having to wait in long lines at CNG stations, thanks to the advent of the doorstep service.
Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) has granted the startup permission to operate two composite CNG Dispensing Units (CDUs) or mobile CNG stations in Mumbai to begin with.
The service will begin in Sion and Mahape in Mumbai in the next three months and will progressively expand to other sections of the city.
It further stated that MGL's CDU followed proper procedures and conducted trial runs after gaining preliminary approval from the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO).
According to the statement, this is the first time in the country that a startup would deploy a mobile CNG station.
"After successfully delivering diesel to homes throughout the country, we are moving a step further by introducing CNG doorstep delivery," said Rakshit Mathur, founder-CEO of The Fuel Delivery.
The doorstep delivery of CNG would provide car owners a substantial push to switch to CNG and refill their vehicles in the convenience and comfort of their own home or business, he added.
According to the firm, Mumbai consumes over 43 lakh kilograms of CNG each year through over five lakh CNG-powered cars, despite the city having just 223 outlets.
The IoT-based firm provides fuel to a variety of industries, including real estate, hotel, retail, shipping and storage, and agricultural. It presently serves over 500 Business-to-Business (B2B) customers across many categories.
The Fuel Delivery will expand its services in the Business-to-Customer (B2C) segment with mobile CNG stations, according to the company's statement.
On the one hand, the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) generates the largest daily income, but on the other, the company has trouble getting its electric buses (e-buses) charged at various electric depots (e-depots).More