In line with the revised price list, CNG is available at ₹66 per kg while PNG costs ₹39.50 per unit in the financial capital of India now
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) get costlier for the people of Mumbai Metropolitan Region as Mahanagar Gas Limited, (MGL) announces a price hike in the maximum city. With the latest hike effective from January 8, the price of CNG has increased by ₹2.50 per kilogram whereas the price of PNG has seen a hike of ₹1.50 per unit. In line with the revised price list, CNG is available at ₹66 per kg while PNG now costs ₹39.50 per unit in the financial capital of India.
Prices increased for the 6th time in the last 12 months
According to MGL, this price hike aims to cater to the deficit in domestic gas allocation as the government body is now sourcing extra natural gas to meet the increased demand for CNG and piped cooking gas. Before the latest price hike, one kilogram of CNG was available at ₹63.50 whereas PNG was priced at ₹38.00 per unit in and around Mumbai.
Notably, this is the sixth time that the prices of natural gas have been hiked in the course of the last 12 months. Agitated by the price hike, the Mumbai Taxi Men’s Union has threatened to go on a strike if the state government doesn't increase the fare of black and yellow taxis. Apart from this, the autorickshaw drivers' association will also request the government to roll back the price hike of CNG made by MGL, an enterprise of GAIL Limited and the Government of Maharashtra.