In a key development, GAIL (India) Limited has launched the first floating compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station on Namo Ghat, Varanasi on July 7, 2022.

In a bid to make the Ganges pollution-free, the government has converted 500 boats to run on CNG from petrol and diesel. The conversion of the boats running on petrol/diesel to run on CNG also was carried out under GAIL’s corporate social responsibility initiative in association with Varanasi Nagar Nigam. Further, while 500 boats have been converted to CNG so far, work is going on at a fast pace to convert the other boats to clean fuel too.