Motorists Express Concern Over Rising CNG Prices, Auto News, ET Auto
New Delhi: As the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) rose by Rs 2 per kilogram at Delhi-NCR on Sunday, car drivers expressed concern that the price hike is affecting their lives.
Speaking to ANI, a motorist said most of his income was spent refueling the vehicle.
“The raise of CNG Price affects our lives. Our income is equal to the price of fuel. We use the money to refuel the vehicle. Customers are not willing to pay extra. What are we going to eat and win? It affects our lives so much that we have to wonder if we can afford a vegetable for the day or not,” he said.
He also added that with an increase in CNG prices, there are not many customers now.
“Customers have started traveling by bus. Only 2% of passengers are there. There is no profit for us,” the car driver said.
Adding to this, Sumit Kumar, a motorist, said, “It affects our lives. There are no savings. There are problems everywhere.”
Meanwhile, Shiv Shankar, a commercial vehicle driver, said the increase in CNG was affecting lives. “Over the past 6 months, CNG prices have gone up by around Rs 40. This is affecting our lives.”
The Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) has raised the price of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) by Rs 2 per kg in Delhi-NCR with effect from 6am Sunday.
With the latest hike, GNC is now priced at Rs 73.61 per kg in Delhi, Rs 76.17 per kg in Noida and Rs 81.94 in Gurugram.
IGL also raised gas prices in other parts of the country. In Rewari, CNG retails at Rs 84.07 per kg; Rs 82.27 per kg in Karnal and Kaithal; Rs 85.40 in Kanpur, Hamirpur and Fatehpur and Rs 83.88 in Ajmer, Pali and Rajsamand after the hike.
Town gas distributors have periodically raised prices since October last year, when domestic and international gas prices began to climb.