Commuters, auto drivers relieved
After four days of disruption in CNG supply, the Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited (HCGDL) went into damage control mode today. Badri Chatterjee reports.gurgaon Updated: May 26, 2013 04:23 IST
After four days of disruption in CNG supply, the Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited (HCGDL) went into damage control mode on Saturday.
“The internal feud at the HCGDL proprietor’s level in the last two months had led to the disruption of payment to the Indraprastha Gas Ltd, which had no other option but to stop CNG supply to all five Gurgaon stations,” said a HCGDL spokesperson, while addressing media persons at the Huda Gymkhana Club, Sector 29.
The CNG supply resumed on Friday evening.
Rahul Chopra, one of the directors at HCGDL, said, “We apologise for the inconvenience caused to CNG users due to the closure of all five stations.”
Long queues could be seen at all five stations on Saturday, bringing respite to commuters.
“I did not work for the last four days and resumed duty on Saturday. I could not afford to pay bribe to police personnel for crossing the Kapashera border for CNG,” said RK Das, an auto-rickshaw driver.
Several auto drivers tried to cross the Kapashera border to enter Delhi to get CNG. In the process, many were booked by the police over the last four days.
Nearly 10,000 CNG-run auto-rickshaws and 50,000 private cabs and personal cars were stranded due to non-payment of dues to Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) by the HCGDL.