Expressing concern over the increase of the CNG prices in the national capital, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Harsh Vardhan on Friday demanded immediate rollback of the hike.
Talking to reporters after the meeting of the newly elected party MLAs, the leader of the BJP legislative party, Harsh Vardhan said that the increase rate of CNG will lead to a cascading economic effect on the common man. “If this is the gift to people of Delhi even before new government's swearing-in then people aren't going to take it. We will be forced to launch a protest if the prices are not rolled back,” he added.
The price of CNG has been raised by 4 rupees 50 paise per kg in Delhi. This is the second hike in CNG rates in three months. The new rate came into effect from midnight last night. Indraprastha Gas Ltd said, CNG will now cost 50 rupees 10 paise per kg in Delhi and 56 rupees and 70 paise per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.
The price of cooking gas piped to kitchens has also been increased by 2 rupees a kg. The piped natural gas, PNG in Delhi will now cost 29 rupees and 50 paise per standard cubic metre up to consumption of 30 scm in two months.