In a significant step towards transforming India to a natural gas-based economy, providing CNG an alternative and eco-friendly fuel in long-distance transportation. The Indian Minister of Petroleum revealed the first long-distance bus in India powered by CNG and equipped with CNG cylinders in which the bus traveling a distance of 1,000 kilometers with once fueling.
Such project was implemented through Indraprastha Gas Limited Company by using (Gas Limited Type IV Composite Cylinders) in bus instead of traditional heavyweight gas cylinders (Type 1 Carbon Steel Cylinders).
Mahindra and Agility Fuel Solutions Company participated with IGL in United States to implement such buses project, including production of (Type IV Composite Cylinders), considered 70% less in weight than steel cylinders currently used in India. The main advantage of such type of cylinders is the light wight, as it is possible to increase number of cylinders installed in vehicle thus increase amount of gas storge.