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CNG price in Delhi, suburbs hiked by nearly Re 1, confirms Indraprastha Gas: Check new rates
CNG price in Delhi and its suburbs has been hiked by around Re 1 per kg on Wednesday, in what is the seventh increase in rates in last 15 months. The increase was confirmed by Indraprastha Gas Ltd, the sole supplier of CNG to automobiles in the national capital region, which claimed that this was needed because of "recent changes in transmission tariffs of gas pipeline."
CNG price in Delhi and its suburbs has been hiked by around Re 1 per kg on Wednesday, in what is the seventh increase in rates in last 15 months. The increase was confirmed by Indraprastha Gas Ltd, the sole supplier of CNG to automobiles in the national capital region, which claimed that this was needed because of "recent changes in transmission tariffs of gas pipeline." This is the seventh time since April 2018 when the CNG prices have been hiked. The last hike came this year in April because of the rise in the price of domestic natural gas and fall in rupee value against the dollar.
What are the new rates?
CNG price in Delhi has been raised by 90 paise per kg to Rs 46.60. The increase in adjoining Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad was Re 1 per kg to Rs 52.95. In Rewari, Gurugram and Karnal -- all fall in Haryana -- the CNG rates have been raised by 95 paise. "The price of CNG being supplied by IGL in Gurugram and Rewari would be Rs 58.45 per kg and in Karnal, it would be Rs 55.45 per kg," IGL said in a statement. Collectively, the rates have gone up around Rs 6.89 per kg since April 2018.
Discounts to continue
Giving some relief to commuters, IGL said that it will continue to offer a discount of Rs 1.50 per kg in the selling prices of CNG for filling between 12:00 am to 6:00 am at select outlets in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad. "Thus, the consumer price of CNG would be Rs 45.10 per kg in Delhi and Rs 51.45 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad during 12.00 am to 6.00 am at the select CNG stations," it said.
Why the rates have been increased?
The statement added that the prices have been revised after an increase in transmission tariff of gas pipeline and an increase in operating expenses since the last price revision. "However, this increase would have a marginal impact on the per km running cost of vehicles. For autos, the increase would be around 3 paise per km, for taxi it would be 5 paise per km and in case of buses, the increase would be 28 paise per km," IGL said.
"With the revised price, CNG would still offer over 52% savings towards the running cost when compared to petrol driven vehicles at the current level of prices. When compared to diesel driven vehicles, the economics in favour of CNG at the revised price would be over 30%," it added.
No change in PNG rates
IGL has also confirmed that there will be no change in the price of piped natural gas it supplies to households in these cities for cooking purposes. Piped natural gas (PNG) currently costs Rs 30.50 per standard cubic meter in Delhi and Rs 30 in Noida, Ghaziabad and Greater Noida. The rates of CNG and PNG are different in each city due to the local taxes.
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