Member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi says, the "pilot project is a sign of growing India-Iran cooperation, as the Iranian kits have been used for retro-fitment."
The scooters are being retrofitted with a CNG kit manufactured by M/s Ituk Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd in partnership with an Iran based company where the project to install CNG kits in 0.4 million two wheelers is underway.
CNG in 2-wheelers will revolutionise the fight against pollution in the country, esp. In the metro cities. pic.twitter.com/QzN2qKOdjc— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) 23 июня 2016 г.
The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in a statement says, "Hydrocarbon emissions from CNG retrofitted two wheelers are 75% less and CO emissions are 20% less as compared to petrol driven similar models."
The Center for Science & Environment study says two wheelers are responsible for one-third of vehicular pollution in Delhi.
The CNG kit for two wheelers comprises two CNG cylinders of 4.8 liters of water capacity each, which can be filled with up to 1 kg of CNG in each cylinder. These CNG retrofitted two wheelers can drive up to 120 kms in a single fill and are expected to be substantially economical as compared to a similar petrol run vehicle at the current level of prices.