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