"The Government of India has already announced that it is planning to use LNG, which is greener as well as more economical as compared to diesel," Indian Energy Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.
Along with Hon'ble CM of Kerala Flagged off India's first ever LNG fuelled bus for the test run today at Thiruvananthapuram. pic.twitter.com/MFv35Rol49— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) November 8, 2016
India has prepared a blueprint for setting up LNG fueling stations along all major transport arteries. The increased demand will be met by an increase in imports and expansion of regasification capacity to 50 million metric tons per year from the current 21 million metric tons. Currently, many Indian cities are using CNG (compressed natural gas) as fuel in public transport, which is costlier than LNG because the conversion of imported liquid gas back into gaseous state adds costs.