After Delhi, consumers of piped natural gas (PNG) in Gurgaon will now have to shell out extra bucks as the distribution company has revised its rates between Rs 3 to Rs 8.
A majority of consumers use PNG as it is economical as compared to the conventional liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that comes in standalone cylinders and is cheaper by 30%.
The new rates came into force following revision of rates on September 1. Now, customers will have to pay Rs 400 for 20 kg PNG. sConsumers will have to pay R22 per standard cubic meter (SCM) consumption of gas for the first 30 SCM, beyond which, the price will be Rs 34 SCM.
The minimum slab has again been reduced from four months to two. "Still, it will be an economical option for residents. Even after the revision of rates, it will be 30% cheaper than liquefied petroleum gas cylinders," said Satish Chopra, managing director, Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited.
This is the second time that the rates have been revised since its inception in 2009.
Though the initial increase was marginal, this time, the hike is nearly 15% per SCM .
Sources said a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder weighing 16 kg costs Rs 400.