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Plans to introduce CNG, biodiesel as fuels

Plans to introduce CNG, biodiesel as fuels
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First Published: Fri, Jul 17 2009. 12 31 AM IST
Updated: Fri, Jul 17 2009. 12 31 AM IST
New Delhi: The Indian Railways is planning to introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) and bio diesel as locomotive fuels, aiming to cut down on pollution, minister of state for railways K.H. Muniyappa said on Thursday.
Currently, the railways uses diesel and electricity, which is an indirect pollutant as a bulk of the country’s power capacity is coal-fired.
“Successful trials have been carried out by using 10% blend of bio-diesel on trains,” Muniyappa told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
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First Published: Fri, Jul 17 2009. 12 31 AM IST
More Topics: Railways | CNG | Biodiesel | Fuels | pollution |