The number of CNG- powered vehicles in the country is on the rise due to rising pollution and high oil prices . On the one hand, the government’s focus on clean energy has increased. On the other hand, auto companies are also shifting to clean fuel vehicles. Starting your own CNG pump can be a big deal. If you also want to open a CNG pump you have a golden opportunity. The government is issuing about 10,000 new licenses for CNG pumps across the country in the next few years . So let us tell you the whole process.
Companies are the first to demand land for installing CNG pumps. Companies lease land. In this you will get the first chance of earning by leasing the land. Alternatively you can take a dealership on the land yourself. Companies partner for that. So it is called Landlink CNG Station Policy. All the companies issue tenders for the station as per their requirement. In which other requirements including location are given. You can apply based on that. Information for tenders can be obtained from the websites of these companies.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has recently said that small start-ups can also get exemptions under the relaxation policy by tying-up with large oil and marketing companies. Also, any foreign company can invest if it wants to.
If the land is not your own then you have to get NOC i.e. No Objection Certificate from the land owner. You can also apply for a CNG pump by taking the land of a member of your family. For this you also have to do NOC and affidavit.
The cost of opening a CNG pump depends on the area and different companies. It depends on whether you want to open the pump in the city, on the highway or somewhere. Currently, if the land is your own, it can cost up to Rs 50 lakh. There should be 700 square meters of land for light vehicles. Which should be 25 meters from the front. If you want to open a CNG pump for heavy commercial vehicles like this, you should have a plot of 1500-1600 sq.m., with 50-60 meters ahead.
Companies Providing Dealership Of CNG Pumps
- Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL)
- Gas Authority of India (GAIL)
- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL)
- Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL)
- Mahanagar Natural Gas Limited (MNGL)
- Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL)
- Gujarat State Petroleum Pvt. Ltd. (GSP)
You can apply for CNG pump by going to the website of a dealership company and clicking on the link provided there, but to apply, the applicant must have a minimum standard of 10th standard. Usually the companies themselves advertise about this from time to time. Your name for application, mobile number, address, address of the place where the plot is located, size of the plot, land documents, whether there is electricity or water supply on the plot, how many trees are on the land.