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Diesel should be replaced with CNG in transport sector
People had been seriously injured because a bus caught fire in the State of Karnataka. The reason for the cause of the fire was a leak in the diesel fuel tank of the bus. The report further states that more than 110,000 people are killed every year in road accidents across India, according to the Police.

Going by press reports, many lives were lost in the past due to leakage in the fuel tank allowing the diesel to spill over and catching fire instantly. Experts need to debate this issue seriously for coming out with viable solutions. One solution could be to replace diesel with gas. There are numerous advantages using gas as a fuel in both public and commercial vehicles.

Environmental protection will also get a boost by using natural gas as a fuel in vehicles. The safety aspect of vehicles using gas will be strengthened. More and more natural gas filling stations need to come up in big numbers once this mode of fuel is accepted by the transport sector on a big scale throughout the country.

Accidents that do occur because of oil spillage (diesel in the above case) would take a back seat once natural gas begins to replace oil as a fuel in both commercial and public transport system. From safety view point, usage of gas as fuel in transport sector scores well on many fronts when compared to using diesel as a fuel as is presently used in many public transport vehicles.

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