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Rohtang Pass May Soon Become the World’s Highest Destination to Ply CNG Buses

Rohtang Pass May Soon Become the World’s Highest Destination to Ply CNG Buses

Rohtang Pass, which is famous for its extreme climatic conditions, will now flaunt CNG buses at 13,050 feet, and may become the world’s highest mountain destination to do so.

Rohtang Pass, in spite of its extreme climatic conditions, is likely to become the world’s highest mountain destination to run CNG buses.


Photo: Aman Gupta/Wikipedia

At a height of 13,050 feet, Rohtang Pass has seen two successful trial runs of medium-size CNG buses. The Transport Department, and Department of Environment, Science and Technology (DoEST) of Himachal Pradesh, will now be collecting data to check feasibility of the plan.

The government will ask GAIL authorities to open a CNG station in and around Kullu-Manali area for regular supply of CNG. The government will also look for National Green Tribunal, Pollution Board and CNG authorities’ support for the same.

The two trial runs costed Rs. 24 lakhs and the cost of the entire project is estimated to be Rs 250 crore.

The HP government is expecting an immediate release of Rs. 100 crores to start operations. Bus facilities will be active for six months in a year, since the area gets covered with snow during winters.

State Transport Minister G S Bali will meet Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on August 6 and 7 to discuss further about the plan and include Shimla and Dharamshala under the project too.

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