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Price rise hits again, CNG dearer by Rs 2 per kg

Hindustan Times | Byhtreporters, New Delhi
Jun 25, 2013 02:19 AM IST

After petrol, it's the turn of compressed natural gas (CNG) and piped natural gas (PNG) to become dearer. CNG prices, which were last hiked in January, have again risen by Rs 2 per kg in Delhi. PNG price has been hiked by Rs 1, thanks to rupee depreciation.

After petrol, it's the turn of compressed natural gas (CNG) and piped natural gas (PNG) to become dearer. CNG prices, which were last hiked in January, have again risen by Rs 2 per kg in Delhi. PNG price has been hiked by Rs 1, thanks to rupee depreciation.

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Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) announced the revision in prices for Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad on Monday. Though not all parts of the NCR are supplied PNG, most plotted colonies and apartments have piped gas now.

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The cost of PNG comes at Rs 700-750 for two months for a family of four. The cost is now expected to rise to Rs 735-790, depending on the usage.

In Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad, CNG would be dearer by Rs 2.25 per kg. The new consumer price of CNG in Delhi will be Rs 41.90 per kg and Rs 47.35 per kg in the other three cities.

The price of PNG for Delhi will now be Rs 24.50 per scm for two months, effective from June 25, up from Rs 23.50 per scm. Beyond consumption of 30 scm in two months, the applicable rate would be Rs 40.50 per scm.

In Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad, PNG would now cost Rs 26 per scm for consumption of 30 scm in two months, up from existing Rs 25 per scm. Beyond that, it would cost Rs 43 per scm.

Autorickshaw unions said they would protest the hike in CNG prices. "The fares have just been hiked and now CNG prices have increased again. It would be very difficult for the drivers to ply their vehicles and other commercial vehicles such as tempos will be affected too," said Rajendra Soni of the Private Tranpsot Mazdoor Mahasangh.

"The steep appreciation of the dollar vis-à-vis rupee and the increased dependence on imported R-LNG has resulted in major increase in our input cost of gas," said an IGL spokesperson.

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