New Delhi: The INC on Monday alleged that the “sole agenda” of the BJP government is to “extinguish hard-earned savings” of the ordinary citizens, after CNG price in the national capital were hiked by Rs 1.36 per kg.
CNG will cost Rs 41.97 per kg in Delhi with effect from this midnight, Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) said in a statement here. In adjoining Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad, rates were increased by Rs 1.55 to Rs 48.60 per kg.
IGL said it will continue to offer a discount of Rs 1.50 per kg in the selling prices of CNG for filling between 12.30am to 5.30am at select outlets. Thus, the consumer price of CNG would be Rs 40.47 per kg in Delhi and Rs 47.10 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad during 12.30 am to 5.30 am at the select CNG stations across the region.
The statement said the increase would have a marginal impact on the per km running cost of vehicles. For autos, the increase would be 4 paise per km, for taxi it would be 7 paise per km and in case of buses, the increase would be nearly 40 paise per km.
First they burned holes in pockets of the Common Man by increasing the Petrol-Diesel prices for the 15th day in a row!
Now CNG-PNG prices also hiked in Delhi!
Extinguishing hard-earned Savings of Common People is the sole agenda of the BJP!
Dear Modi ji, Enough is Enough! https://t.co/h4lhJlXQ7z
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 28, 2018
In response to the price hike, INC communication in-charge Randeep Surjewala said on Twitter, “First they burned holes in pockets of the Common Man by increasing the Petrol-Diesel prices for the 15th day in a row! Now CNG-PNG prices also hiked in Delhi! Extinguishing hard-earned Savings of Common People is the sole agenda of the BJP! Dear Modi ji, Enough is Enough! (sic)”
While the CNG price was hiked today as input raw material got costlier because of rupee depreciation and rise in natural gas price, the price of piped cooking gas or piped natural gas (PNG) were not revised.
Petrol and diesel prices were today hiked for the 15th day in a row, taking the cumulative increase this month to the highest in at least five years.
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the government was planning a “holistic strategy” to find “long-term solution” to the spike in petrol and diesel prices triggered by a spurt in international rates.