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Delhi Might Become The 1st City In India To Have Hydrogen-Run Buses By November

Delhi Insider 10 July 2019


Climate change is no joke. It’s not just a demon in our closets anymore which can be hushed just as easily. It’s here and ready to ravage. In light of the world finally giving the much-needed and due attention to the depleting natural resources and working on a way to salvage, if not rectify, the situation, there’s something new happening in the city that will make y’all proud!

Coming Up Next, Hydrogen-Run Buses | From what we just heard, Delhi is well on its way to becoming the first city in India to roll out Hydrogen-enriched Compressed Natural Gas (HCNG) buses from November 2019. So, initially, 50 CNG buses out of the existing fleet of 5,521 will be retrofitted with HCNG. The Delhi Government began the work to set up what’s supposed to be India's first semi-commercial HCNG station in cooperation with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) which will be ready by October.

Rajghat-I Depot will be turned into an HCNG station for the pilot project. Did you know that Delhi has 10 million registered vehicles and nearly 1,500 vehicles are added every day? Yep. 

Plus, the IGL plans on setting up infrastructure at the depot that will help convert HCNG into electricity and if there’s any unused HCNG by the end of the day, it will be sold to the grid - nice. According to various studies, these buses tend to give 3-4% fuel improvement to the economy, which isn’t too shabby.

This definitely sounds like a win for the efficient use of resources. Good job, Delhi Government!

Sourced Via Hindustan Times