Thursday, June 28, 2007

The CNG Spirit

The CNG Spirit

Today while I was travelling from Velacherry - Vijayanagar terminus till Guindy, I was observing the new fleet series of Metropolitan Transport Corporation as CNG. The fleet nomenclature like CN etc. actually denotes for the bus depot to which the bus has been attached with and being serviced by. The word 'CNG' was actually taking my memory back by four years when I got a freelance onsite position at GECIS, Gurgaon, thanks to Sakshi Automation in Nungambakkam.

In New Delhi, you can see the buses and vehicles being powered by CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) instead of the normal petrol. This way, the atmospheric pollution is brought down to a significantly low level besides the cost of procuring petrol for the city. I think, MTC should take the cue of naming the fleet by CNG and try to extend the same for fuelling the transport too with CNG fuel. Thereby the required fuel consumption would be greatly reduced besides the atmospheric pollution and also extending the longevity of lifetime of the vehicles in the fleet.

Also, I would just get started as an information lookup on the various fleet that are available in Chennai MTC. This data might be subject to change by MTC and hence with Metropolitan Transport Corporation for more details. The third literal denotes the internal grouping within the bus depot. Currently, the evolution of the fleet indicates I and the A should have been sometime about ten years back. :) This list is not in any alphabetical order. We may reorder this in alphabetical sometime later but there is no schedule for it as of now. It is purely for informational purposes.

  1. AD: Adyar
  2. TA: Tambaram
  3. AL: Alandur
  4. IY: Ayyappanthangal
  5. VP: Vadapalani
  6. CD: Central Depot (Pallavan House, Anna Salai)
  7. TD: Tondiarpet
  8. TR: Thiruvanmiyur
  9. CR: Chromepet

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