From Tuesday, city residents will have to shell out Rs 1.75 extra on every kg to buy Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited has decided to increase rates of CNG from Rs 33.75 per kg to Rs 35.50 per kg (including VAT).
This is the fifth time that the rates of CNG have been revised in the last one year.
“The rates have been increased due to cost escalation. The new prices will be applicable with effect from April 3. However, there is no change in the rates of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) for domestic and industrial use,” said Satish Chopra, chairman and managing director, Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited.
The CNG supply was started in Gurgaon in July 2008 at the rate of R27.50, which was R8.6 higher than Delhi (Rs 18.90).
Gurgaon currently supplies CNG to its over 20 lakh population from five CNG stations located in Sectors 22, 29, 44 and 53 and bus depot on the Old Gurgaon Road.
However, residents are unhappy over the move.
“People prefer CNG because it is economical. If rates are increased so frequently, it will burden the common man,” said Naresh Manchanda, a resident of Sector 47.