The floating fuel station was inaugurated on December 13 and has been operational ever since.
In a first, the Indian Institue of Technology Kanpur's incubated company Acquafront Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (AIPL) has set up a floating CNG filling station at the Khidkiya Ghat in Varanasi. Pegged to be the only one of its kind in the work, this floating facade will fuel the CNG boats, ferrying tourists to the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.
Reportedly, the Gas Authority of India has refurbished the ghat, whereas AIPL has delivered a modular barge, a floating bridge and two passenger jetties to complete the structure. The fuel station was inaugurated on December 13 and has been operational ever since and here's all you need to know about it:
Station to offer services even during peak flood season!
The world's first floating CNG station has been constructed with the help of 'Self Adjusting Fixed Type Jetty technology', a patented novel technique of the IIT Kanpur incubated Acquafront Infrastructure. This system is an automated mechanism that manages the response of the edifice against the variating water level. In all, the innovation will boost eco-friendly transport and tourism in Varanasi.
Sporting an all-weather-proof design, the floating CNG floating station has been built to ensure round-the-clock work, even during the flood season, The CNG pipeline is also safe and takes note of all risk factors, to relay smooth operations, effectively. As per reports, similar structures are now set to crop up at other ghats of Varanasi as well. Another such floating structure has been pipelined at Bihar too, read reports.
While congratulating all the founders of AIPL and other contributors, the Director of IIT Kanpur Abhay Karandikar said "IITKanpur has always been contributing to the projects of national interest. I feel proud to share that we have contributed our bit to the #KashiVishwanathDham."