13 lakh Mumbaiites to pay more for PNG, CNG from todaymumbai Updated: Oct 04, 2017 10:02 IST
This price revision will affect nine lakh households and about five lakh vehicles owners, including taxi and auto drivers, in Mumbai Metropolitan Region.(File)
Households using piped natural gas (PNG) and vehicle owners who use compressed natural gas (CNG) will now have to shell out more money for using the natural gas. Starting today, Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) has upped the price of CNG by 95 paise and PNG by Rs1.15 per kilogram.
This price revision will affect nine lakh households and about five lakh vehicles owners, including taxi and auto drivers, in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Once the new prices comes into effect, Mumbaikars will have to pay Rs42.63 per kg for CNG and Rs25.69 per standard cubic meter for pipe gas.
In rest of the MMR, the CNG price will be Rs 41.14 per kg for pipe gas and Rs 24.61 per SCM for first slab and 30.21 per SCM for second slab of CNG.
In a statement released by MGL release said that it revised the CNG and PNG prices mainly because of increase in its “gas purchase costs due to recent increase in ‘Domestic Natural Gas (APM) Price’ by the Government of India.”
The CNG and PNG price hike announced by Mahanager Gas Limited (MGL) on Tuesday evening, likely to invite sharp criticism on the BJP lead union government, for this hike ahead of Diwali festival. Modi government is already under fire for hike in petrol and diesel prices, although the crude oil prices steady in International market.
MGL claimed that the fuel price revision will have marginal impact of Rs. 0.04 per Km and Rs 0.06 per Km on per kilometer running of auto rickshaws and respectively. “Even after the above revision, MGL’s CNG still continues to be a very attractive proposition and offers savings of about 63% and 32% as compared to petrol and diesel respectively at current price levels in Mumbai,” read MGL release.