Day after the oil companies cut petrol prices by Rs 2.16/litre and diesel prices by Rs 2.10/litre as crude rates fell, CNG prices in Delhi were hiked by 35 paise per kg, and those of piped cooking gas by 81 paise. Petrol in Delhi now costs Rs 65.32 a litre as against teh earlier Rs 68.09. Similarly, a litre of diesel is priced at Rs 54.90 as compared to the earlier Rs 57.35. “The current level of international product prices of petrol and diesel and INR-USD exchange rate warrant decrease in selling price of petrol and diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision,” IOC had said in a statement.
The decision has been taken following an increase in labour costs because of rise in minimum wages notified by the Delhi government, reported news agency PTI. The changes were announced by Indraprastha Gas Ltd which said that the consumer price of CNG in Delhi will be increased by 35 paise per kg and by 40 paise per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. “The new consumer price of Rs 37.65 per kg in Delhi and Rs 43.15 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida & Ghaziabad would be effective from midnight tonight,” the company said in a statement, as per the agency report.
However, IGL also added that it will offer a discount of Rs 1.50 per kg on the selling prices of CNG for filling between 12.30 am to 5.30 am at select outlets.
“The price of domestic piped natural gas (PNG) in Delhi will increase from Rs 24.05 per scm to Rs 24.86 per scm and in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad will increase from Rs 25.56 per scm