Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), a City Gas Distribution (CGD) entity in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad had started "IGL Smart Card Program" at all its CNG stations in October 2017 for promoting cashless transactions as a part of "Digital India" campaign. IGL Smart Card is a Prepaid NFC enabled card, designed to benefit both fleet as well as retail CNG Customers to reduce the transaction time.
This Prepaid Card programme is the first pre-paid card programme by CGD sector in the country. As per the Government guidelines, the CGD entities are taking steps to bring digital economy in their area of operation.
In order to promote the usage of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) across the country, Government has issued guidelines according to which the entire requirement of City Gas Distribution (CGD) entities for CNG (transport) and PNG (domestic) sector is met through domestic gas.
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has declared CGD network as a "Public Utility" under the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has issued advisory to the State Governments to speed up the CNG/PNG infrastructure.