ANDHRA PRADESH

MCH wants to use natural gas for its vehicles

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD : The Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad has passed a resolution seeking conversion of its vehicular fleet to run by compressed natural gas.

Committee Chairman D. Mohan told presspersons here on Wednesday after the meeting that the corporation was spending Rs. 8 crore on fuel and shifting to CNG will not only save the fuel cost but also go a long way in reducing the pollution level.

Clearances were given for purchase of a Rs. 35-lakh garbage compactor vehicle and 200 dumper bins for the Health and Sanitation Department. The panel also urged the Government to allot 5 per cent of the vehicle registration fee being charged by the Regional Transport Authority to MCH.

Mr. Mohan pointed out that the latter was incurring a substantial expenditure in laying roads, improving junctions besides taking up several capital works like flyovers.

Similarly, it wanted 5 per cent of fee to be collected from mobile telephone companies for installing transmission towers.