IGL cuts CNG price by Rs 3.20/kg, PNG by Rs 1.55/unit
NEW DELHI: A day after domestic natural gas prices were cut by 26%, Indraprastha Gas Ltd on Thursday cut CNG price by Rs 3.20 per kg and PNG rate by Rs 1.55 per unit in Delhi. The reductions will be marginally higher at Rs 3.60 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad due to incremental decrease in state taxes. From 6am on Friday, CNG will cost Rs. 42.0 per kg in Delhi and Rs 47.75 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. The revised price in Muzaffarnagar would be Rs 56.65 per kg, in Karnal Rs 49.85 per kg and Rewari as well as Gurugram would be Rs 54.15 per kg. PNG price will come down from Rs 30.10 per scm (standard cubic meter) to Rs. 28.55 in Delhi, while households in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad would pay Rs 28.45 per scm – a decrease of Rs 1.65 from Rs 30.10 per scm. The revised PNG rate in Rewari would be Rs 28.60 per scm. After the revision, CNG would offer over 56% savings towards the running cost against petrol vehicles at the current prices. When compared to diesel vehicles, CNG will provide 32% saving. In order to promote cashless transactions and push CNG refuelling during off-peak hours, a special cash-back scheme of 50paise per kg is also offered for CNG fuelling done only at IGL CNG Stations through IGL Smart Cards between 11 am to 4pm and 12am to 6amMeanwhile, rationalised CNG services of IGL for public fueling shall continue during the lockdown period primarily to meet the requirements of emergency and essential service vehicles. A total of 276 CNG stations are being run during this period.