In this opportunity, we had the chance to speak with Mr. Darshan Soni. An Expert in the NGV Industry in India, former Gujarat Gas Senior Engineer and Founder-Director at Neet-Vasant Private Limited.
In the first part of this 2-part interview, we go deeply into understanding the foundations of India’s massive CNG growth and the key regulation pieces that made it possible. How public and private sector have been working together and putting into place the right incentives allowing the industry to blossom in the past 5 years.
In the second part of the interview with Mr. Darshan Soni, we discuss the most interesting topics on the NGV ecosystem in India. In the first place, we go about every aspect related to safety around the Natural Gas Vehicles in India besides a great recap on safety when size is a factor.
We go deep into understanding how pollution affects India that accounts for 9 out of the top ten most polluted cities in the world, and how you can see improvements in air quality by having one of the biggest CNG bus fleets of the world in Dehli with over 6,000 CNG units.
Also, heavy-duty vehicles are part of the plan for India, and it will play a huge role over the next few years.
To be able to reach that huge growth, we talk about the digital transformation that it’s being deployed all over India to control the over 5 million CNG cylinders on the streets in 2019.