Amidst the increase in the price of natural gas, the price of CNG gas is skyrocketing. In protest against this, auto and cab drivers have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from April 18.
Along with petrol and diesel price of cng ,CNG price today) is also on fire. The price of CNG has been increased by Rs 2.50 per kg in the national capital on Thursday. CNG prices have been increased for the 10th time in the last one month. In protest against this increase in the price of CNG, taxi and auto drivers at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Friday.Taxi and Auto drivers protest) protested. They did not demand revision of rent. Failure to do so threatened to go on an indefinite strike from April 18. Ravi Rathod, president of Sarvodaya Drivers Welfare Association, said that the government should either cut the prices of CNG or revise the fares.
According to Rathod, “CNG prices are close to Rs 70 per kg, but we are still running our cabs and autos on the old fares. So now it has become difficult for us to deal with the skyrocketing CNG prices. There is a need to revise the rent, which is pending for the last seven-eight years. If the fares cannot be revised, then the CNG rates should be reduced.
yesterday’s protest was symbolic
Rathod, claiming to have around four lakh driver members of his organization in Delhi-NCR, said a decision on the indefinite strike would be announced after the protest ends. He said, ‘Today’s protest is symbolic. We will hold a meeting after the protest and decide whether to go on an indefinite strike or not. Autos and cabs are running. Cabs and autos of Ola and Uber service are also available.
Price in Delhi-NCR is Rs 69.11
Other auto and taxi unions have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from April 18 if their demand for a subsidy of Rs 35 per kg on CNG is not met. It is worth noting that the price of CNG in the National Capital Territory of Delhi is now Rs 69.11 per kg, an increase of Rs 13.1 per kg in the previous month. According to the information given on the website of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), the price of CNG in the National Capital Region (NCT) has increased from Rs 66.61 per kg to Rs 69.11 per kg. IGL retails CNG and Piped LPG (PNG) in the national capital and adjoining areas.
Price increased by Rs 13.10 in a month
The prices have been increased for the 10th time since March 7. Overall, the price of CNG has increased by Rs 13.1 per kg in the last one month. In the last one year, the price of CNG has been increased by Rs 25.71 per kg or 60 per cent. However, there has been no change in the rates of piped cooking gas (PNG). Its price in Delhi is Rs 41.61 per cubic meter.
Prices rose by Rs 8.74 in December quarter
The gas distributors of Delhi have been increasing the rates intermittently since October last year. Prices increased by Rs 8.74 per kg in the last three months of 2021 and by about 50 paise every week from January. The government has more than doubled the price of natural gas to $6.1 per million British thermal units (per unit) from April 1. After this the prices of CNG and PNG have increased. Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) on Thursday increased the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) in Mumbai by Rs 7 per kg to Rs 67 per kg, while Gujarat Gas increased the rates by Rs 6.50 per kg to Rs 76.98. Prices vary from city to city due to local taxes such as Value Added Tax (VAT). According to IGL, the price of CNG is now Rs 71.67 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad and Rs 77.44 per kg in Gurugram.