CNG to be dearer by Rs 4/kg in Mumbai Metropolitan Area, piped cooking gasoline Rs 3/unit from immediately | Mumbai Information

MUMBAI: The worth of CNG within the Mumbai Metropolitan Area (MMR) will as soon as once more be hiked by Rs 4 per kg from Wednesday morning, pushing it to an all-time excessive of Rs 80 per kg.
The worth of piped cooking gasoline can even rise by Rs 3 per unit-reaching one other document of Rs 48.5 per unit which is able to impression greater than 19 lakh households within the MMR.


For CNG, that is the tenth hike up to now one 12 months, with the full hike being over Rs 30 a kg between July 2021 and July 2022. Annoyed over repeated hikes, Mumbai Taximen’s Union chief A L Quadros has demanded a minimal taxi fare of Rs 35 for Mumbai-proposing a hike of Rs 10 as a consequence of growing gas price burden.
“It’s not potential to run a enterprise with such exorbitant CNG charges. After the ministry is introduced, we are going to take a delegation with a fare hike demand,” he advised TOI. Autorickshaw unions can even demand a Rs 3-5 hike in fares. MMRTA will take a ultimate name on any fare hike for the town.
The CNG hike has an impression on public transport and will push up fares for not simply autos and taxis, but additionally aggregator cabs and college buses which rely upon CNG. There are 8,000 faculty buses within the metropolis. most of which run on CNG.
BEST runs 2,100 CNG buses and the hike will likely be a burden for working the purple buses, though the fares have remained fixed at Rs 5 for 5km distance. “We have now already incurred enormous losses as a result of previous hikes in CNG,” stated BEST common supervisor Lokesh Chandra.
Whereas justifying the hike, a Mahanagar Gasoline Ltd (MGL) official stated, “In an effort to meet the shortfall in home gasoline allocation, MGL is sourcing extra market priced pure gasoline to cater to the growing requirement of CNG and piped cooking gasoline within the Mumbai area. There may be additionally an increase in home gasoline value in addition to enhance in overseas trade charges which have impacted MGL’s enter gasoline prices and subsequently the hikes.”
The official, although, added regardless of the hikes, the revised MRP of CNG nonetheless supplied engaging financial savings of about 51% and 18% as in comparison with petrol and diesel respectively. The worth of petrol within the metropolis was Rs 111.35 per litre whereas diesel price was Rs 97.28 per litre. The worth of Rs 80 a kg will hit drivers, stated Mumbai Autorickshawmen’s Union chief Shashank Rao.

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