PM inaugurates world's first CNG terminal in Gujarat's Bhavnagar

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the “world’s first CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) terminal at Bhavnagar in Gujarat on 29 September.

Important facts

  • It will be “world’s first CNG terminal along with the world's fourth largest lock gate system.

  • It is being constructed by a consortium of the Mumbai-based Padmanabhan Mafatlal Group and the UK's Foresight Group. 

  • The CNG project is a part of an ambitious mega project of brownfield expansion of Bhavnagar port.

  • There are plans for a proposed development of a brownfield port terminal in the northern part of the existing Bhavnagar port in Gujarat.

  • The primary objective of the CNG terminal is to develop CNG receiving infrastructure for India through the Gujarat coast.

  • The port will also have a container terminal, multi-purpose terminal and liquid terminal, which will be connected to the northern regions of the country by the existing road and railway network.

What is CNG?

  • CNG, also known as compressed natural gas, is an eco-friendly alternative to gasoline.

  • It is a fuel gas mainly composed of methane (CH4).

  • CNG fuel is safer than gasoline and diesel because it is non-toxic and does not contaminate groundwater.

  • The use of CNG fuel is becoming more popular in both commercial and non-commercial vehicles.

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