In a relief to lakhs of motorists seeking to convert their petrol-run cars to CNG mode, Delhi Transport Minister Satyendar Jain today said that government will revoke its ban on the retrofitting of CNG kits in “in-use” cars in next one or two days.
Last week, the Transport department had issued an order banning the retrofitting of CNG kits in “in-use” cars in the view of some CNG kit manufactures supplying “unapproved and uncertified” CNG fuel kits.
“We have registered complaint of spurious CNG kits being retrofitted in cars, with the Delhi Police which is now investigating the matter. In one or two days, we will revoke the ban on retrofitting of CNG kits in cars,” the Transport Minister said.
Asked about the allegations of “spurious” CNG fuel kits being retrofitted during the odd-even scheme aimed at reducing the city’s pollution levels, the minister refuted the charges, saying that it was going on for a long time.
While issuing its ban order on June 20 this month, the department had directed its motor licensing officers (MLOs) not to register vehicles that have been retrofitted with CNG kits till further orders.
“There were allegations that some CNG kit manufacturers are supplying unapproved/uncertified and sub-standard CNG kits for retrofitting in the in-use vehicles, thus cheating the vehicle owners by charging them prices of original kits.
“In this connection, all MLOs are hereby directed not to endorse CNG fuel in vehicle registration certificates till further orders,” the department had said in its order.