ISLAMABAD: More than 100 workshops all are engaged in certifying vehicles with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) over the country. These centres were established under a campaign launched by the Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) to prevent or mitigate CNG related accidents.
Each of the centres is duly approved by the Chief Inspector of Explosive (CIE) and certified by the HDIP, and is helping to check all unapproved CNG equipments including cylinders and placement of cylinders at correct locations.
An official of HDIP on Tuesday said that conversion of vehicles on CNG is being done in Pakistan in three ways i.e. company fitted, converted at authorised and converted at illegal roadside workshops.
Uncertified vehicles are not being given fitness certificate or route permits by relevant transport authorities. Radio frequency identification system will be introduced while media campaign is also launched for awareness of safety aspects associated with usage of CNG, the official said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2012.