About 5,600 cars including cabs and autos and a couple of hundreds of buses running on the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) would face the brunt of the steep price hike of Rs 6.80 per kg that has turned this green gas costly.
CNG costs Rs 3.30 per kg more in Haryana than neighbouring Delhi, where it is now available at Rs 27.50 per kg.
“Unlike Delhi, in Haryana we have to pay 12.50 per cent sales tax and 5 per cent cess that add to the final pricing of the CNG we sell in Gurgaon and makes it costlier than in the national capital,” said M.S. Khatakar, the senior VP of Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited (HCGDL), the CNG distributor in Gurgaon.
Meanwhile in Faridabad, auto-rickshaw drivers threatened to strike work on June 21 in case the hike was not withdrawn.
The agitating auto drivers staged protest demonstration outside the Mini Secretariat in Sector 12, demanding a roll back of the CNG price hike.