Muzaffarpur is one of the most polluted cities in the world.
Although its ranking might differ in different reports, the city is consistently ranking in the list of Top 50 most polluted cities in the world.
In order to fight pollution, the state government has brought different initiatives. For example, Jal Jeevan Hariyali Campaign, Banning Single-Use Plastic Items, and more.
In July this year, the state government launched 50 CNG buses, and last month I told you that Muzaffarpur is soon going to start Inter and Intradistrict CNG buses.
To fuel the CNG vehicles running in the district, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is building 18 CNG Pumps in the district.
As per a report, IOCL is building a total of 32 CNG Pumps in Muzaffarpur and Samastipur.
It is estimated that these petrol pumps will provide CNG from March next year.
In the first phase, the CNG Pumps are being constructed at Zero Mile, Kachi Pakki, Bairiya, Ramdayalu Nagar, Bela, Bhagwanpur, and Pilkhi.
IOCL is building these pumps at the entry points of the city as well as popular locations near major national and state highways.
IOCL is taking the help of private consultants to construct these pumps.
It is said these pumps will get the Compressed Natural Gas from Jagdishpur and Haldia.
In order to keep the demand and supply chain, IOCL has also meted with the automobile companies in both the districts and asked them to promote the sale of CNG vehicles and CNG engines.
Starting October this year, Muzaffarpur is again starting the City Bus Service but this time it is going to run on CNG.
CNG is cheaper in comparison to petrol and diesel plus it helps to downgrade pollution. Hence, In the coming year, CNG vehicles might outrank the petrol and diesel-powered vehicles in Bihar.