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The Uttar Pradesh government is considering to introduce boats run on compressed natural gas (CNG) in Ganga river. To that end, the Varanasi authorities are planning to impose a complete ban on the diesel-run boats and replace them with CNG-run boats.
This will come as a relief to the tourists as it will address the noise pollution created by the diesel-boat engines. Besides, it will also protect the river from the harmful smoke emitted from boats.
Reportedly, the construction of a CNG station has been started in the city. The works on the CNG pump are expected to be completed by 2021, which will be opened for use by public.