Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) in association with Eco Fuel (Indian Partners of Lovato, Italy) has launched CNG kits for two-wheelers in Mumbai in its effort to bring down the overall running costs and making the ride economical. Speaking at the occasion, Dharmendra Pradhan, Petroleum Minister said, "The launch of CNG fueled two wheelers will give an opportunity to more than 36 lakhs two wheelers running in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to opt for this eco-friendly fuel. In the last few years CNG powered vehicles have grown in Mumbai Metropolitan Region at a CAGR of over 70 per cent given the fuel economics and eco-friendly nature of CNG." The CNG kit for two wheelers comprises of two CNG cylinders of 1.2 kg each, which can run up to 120 to 130 km per kg at an approximate cost of Rs 0.60 per km per single fill and is expected to be substantially economical as compared to a similar petrol run vehicle at the current level of prices as per the kit manufacturer. In the initial phase, the scooters shall be retrofitted with a CNG kit manufactured by Lovato. Presently two kit manufacturers namely ITUK & Lovato have got two-wheeler CNG kits approved by ARAI and ICAT respectively. Lovato has got approval for 18 Scooter models of various OEMs present in the market. Considering the huge potential of this segment other kit manufacturers are also planning to launch their two-wheeler kits.