CNG price in Delhi hiked by Rs 1.70 per kg
The price of CNG has been increased by Rs 1.70 per kg in Delhi and Rs. 1.95 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. The new consumer price of Rs. 44.30 per kg in Delhi and Rs 51.25 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida & Ghaziabad would be effective from midnight of September 30. Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) said the price of CNG has been hiked following a recent notification of Government of India increasing the prices of domestically produced natural gas. The price of CNG being supplied in Rewari has been increased by Rs 1.80 per kg from Rs 52.25 per kg to Rs 54.05 per kg. IGL has also increased prices of domestic Piped Natural Gas (PNG). The consumer price of PNG to the households in Delhi has been increased by Rs 1.30 per scm from Rs 28.25 per scm to Rs. 29.55 per scm, while the applicable price of domestic PNG to households in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad would be Rs 31.60 per scm, which has been increased by Rs 1.50 per scm from existing Rs 30.10 per scm, an IGL spokesperson said. In Rewari, the applicable price of domestic PNG would now be Rs 31.20 per scm, which has been increased by Rs 1.30 per scm. “IGL is supplying PNG to over 6.5 lakh households in Delhi and over 3 lakh households in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Rewari,” he said. “The revision in retail prices of CNG and domestic PNG has been effected after taking into account the overall impact on the cost, as a result of the increase in prices of domestically produced natural gas notified by the government and appreciation of the dollar as compared to rupee since the last price revision,” he said. “However, this increase would have a marginal impact on the per km running cost of vehicles. For autos, the increase would be 5 paisa per km, for taxi it would be 8 paisa per km and in case of buses, the increase would be 48 paise per km,” he claimed. “With the revised price, CNG would still offer over 61% savings towards the running cost when compared to petrol driven vehicles at the current level of prices. When compared to diesel driven vehicles, the economics in favour of CNG at revised price would be over 40%,” he said.