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Agartala to be a green city soon

Plans are afoot to turn Tripura’s capital into a green city by fitting, within two years, thousands of vehicles running on petrol or diesel with CNG kits and providing city households with piped natural gas connections, a senior official said Wednesday.

“While issuing vehicle permits, priority is given to those running on CNG (compressed natural gas). This is not only cheaper but also very environment-friendly. Our target is to make the capital Agartala a green city,” Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC) Chairman Pabitra Kar told IANS.

Agartala, a city of about 400,000 people, has little over 200,000 of various types of vehicles and the authorities would ‘convert within the next two years over 100,000 vehicles into CNG ones’.

Kar said about 4,500 auto-rickshaws and over 1,000 of various other types of vehicles have already been fitted with CNG technology.

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