Public Transport in Indore to run on Bio-CNG
Bio-CNG is set to power public transport in Indore. A pilot project to run select public transport vehicles on bio-fuel has become a success and this has prompted the city administration to expand the project. At present, two city buses and 20 auto-rickshaws are being run on an experimental basis by fuel sourced from bio- degradable waste like fruits and vegetables.
Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) will use this fuel commercially in 20 city buses under the first phase by using bio-CNG. The IMC has established the city’s first bio- methanisation plant in the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar vegetable market where every day 1,000kg bio-CNG is generated from 20 tonnes of waste. After processing, the remaining waste will be converted into manure. The city administration plans to raise the production of bio-CNG to 4,000kg per day which is expected to run 70 city buses on designated routes.