AG&P Pratham Opens First CNG Retrofitment Centre In TN

Mobility Outlook Bureau
16 Jun 2023
10:29 AM
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The AG&P Pratham Retro Zone is strategically located at Oragadam-Sriperumbudur Highway along the Chennai-Bangalore corridor.

AG&P Pratham

The city gas distribution company, AG&P Pratham, has launched its first exclusive retrofitment centre - AG&P Pratham Retro Zone in Tamil Nadu, located at Oragadam-Sriperumbudur Highway. 

Additionally, the company announced its plans to set up five more outlets by the end of this fiscal year across key locations in the country.

In Tamil Nadu, the company currently operates in six districts and plans to set up 280 CNG stations by the end of 2030. In the Kancheepuram district alone, the company plans to establish 120 CNG stations, out of which 28 CNG stations are already operational, and 22 more will be added by the end of the fiscal year.

Abhilesh Gupta, MD & CEO, AG&P Pratham, said, “With the Central Government’s focus on fast-tracking the consumption of Natural Gas in the energy mix from 6% to 15% by 2030 and with nearly 90% of vehicles still running on conventional fuel, there is a significant opportunity for us to achieve the nation’s net-zero goal, faster. Tamil Nadu’s role in this journey will be pivotal considering the robust CNG infrastructure that the state houses.”

He added that CNG variants in the overall sales mix of OEMs are also increasing daily, which is a lead indicator of the growing awareness and interest among consumers for cleaner fuel.

The company has also witnessed the preference for CNG vehicles that are growing significantly in rural areas because of the sustainable savings that consumers enjoy compared to alternate fuels, Gupta said, adding that the need for a dependable facility for conversion was identified.

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