The Delhi government today partially revoked its ban on the retrofitting of CNG kits in cars in the national capital. In June this year, the Transport department had banned the retrofitting of CNG kits in “in-use” cars in the view of some CNG kit manufactures supplying “unapproved and uncertified” CNG fuel kits.

As per the circular issued by Transport department today, retro-fitment of CNG kits in new cars will be allowed only after vehicle manufacturers certify that original kits have been installed in the vehicle.

A senior official said that government will soon lift a ban on the retrofitment of CNG kits in “in-use” cars as the Transport department is currently working on a software under which kits manufactures and distributors will be required to upload details of sold kits on the software.

“There are several car companies which retrofit CNG fuel kits in petrol-run cars in Delhi and then sell them to people.

After the June order, they were now allowed for the same. “Now, government has allowed these companies to install such kits in new cars, but they will have to certify that original kits have been installed and thereafter, Transport department will register sold cars,” the official said.

Official further said that for “in-use” cars, government will soon launch a software which is being developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). “Manufacturers and distributors of CNG fuel kits will have to upload details of sold kits on new software. Transport Department will be able to detect cases of unapproved or uncertified kits through the new system if applicant applies for endorsement of such fake CNG kits in registration certificates,” official added.