CNG prices in Delhi were increased by Rs 2 per kg and in Noida and Ghaziabad by Rs 2.25 on Monday. This was the second increase in rates since January due to depreciation in the value of rupee. PNG or piped natural gas rates have also been increased by Re 1 with effect from midnight.
CNG sold to automobiles in Delhi will cost Rs 41.90 per kg from midnight as compared to current price of Rs 39.90. The rates of CNG in neighbouring Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad have been hiked by Rs 2.25 to Rs 47.35 per kg.
“The consumer price of PNG to the households in Delhi is also being revised from Rs 23.50 per standard cubic metre to Rs 24.50 per scm for consumption of up to 30 scm in two months,” Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) said in a statement.
For consumption of more than 30 scm in two months, the applicable rate in Delhi would be Rs 40.50 per scm.
Due to higher taxes in Uttar Pradesh, PNG in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad would cost Rs 26 per scm, up from Rs 25 per scm for consumption of up to 30 scm in two months. Price for consumption beyond that level will be Rs 43.
“This increase would have minor impact on the per km running cost of vehicles,” the IGL said.
For autos, the increase would be translated as 6 paise per km, for taxis it would be 10 paise per km and in case of buses, the increase would be 57 paise per km, which translates to around one paisa per passenger-km.