PNG connection reaches homes in Vasai taluka for the first time
The connection was fitted in Evershine Nagar of Vasai After nine years’ efforts of BVA, citizens reap rewards of the party’s constant follow-ups, letters to regulatory boards In possibly one of the biggest achievements and a huge relief to the district and its citizens, after nine years of constant follow-ups, Vasai taluka gets its first-ever connection fitted with piped natural gas (PNG) in a Vasai residential complex on Tuesday. The connection was fitted in Evershine Nagar of Vasai, which was inaugurated by former Mayor of VasaiVirar City Municipal Corporation (VVMC), Pravina Thakur. Bahujan Vikas Aghadi’s (BVA) former member of parliament from Palghar, Baliram Jadhav, had, since 2012, written to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) regarding the provision of a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) and PNG in the Vasai, Virar, Palghar and other areas of the distric With this increase, in Mumbai, petrol is now priced at Rs 97.34 per litre, and diesel at Rs 88.44. A network of PNG pipelines is being laid and soon the entire district will have access to the natural gas. These gases are comparatively much cheaper than Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG). BVA MLA Kshitij Thakur said the timing couldn’t have been better considering the skyrocketing prices of LPG and petrol. “With everything becoming expensive among the alreadycrushing financial crisis due to Coronavirus, PNG in people’s kitchens is a big relief. Within no time now, we will see to it that the entire taluka has access to PNG pipelines. I thank Jadhav for constantly following up with the issue,” the Nallasopara MLA added. Read: Mumbai News Latest Updates BVA president and Vasai MLA Hitendra Thakur said thousands of emails and letters were written to ministries and regulatory board. “Since 2012, we were after the authorities to get a nod on PNG pipelines. We had promised the people of our taluka and we are happy that we did not let go of the issue and ultimately delivered as pledged,” he added. Benefits of PNG as against LPG – More affordable than any other source of energy – Uninterrupted supply 24×7 – Hassle-free handling – Cost-effective – Enhanced safety – Less impact on the environment Mumbai’s signature Kaali-Peelis saw a fare hike on Monday. Base fares of the public transport across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have been raised by Rs. 3.