Mumbai: The city gas utility Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) on Tuesday announced a steep reduction in the retail price of the natural gas (CNG) by Rs 6 per kg and domestic piped natural gas (PNG) by Rs 4 per standard cubic metre (SCM), effective from midnight of August 16.
Accordingly, the revised MRP, inclusive of all taxes of CNG, will be Rs 80/kg and PNG price will be Rs 48.50/SCM in and around Mumbai.
Consequent upon upward revision in allocation of domestically produced natural gas by the ministry of petroleum and natural gas, MGL is pleased to reduce its CNG price by Rs 6.00/kg and domestic piped natural gas (PNG) by Rs. 4.00/ SCM in and around Mumbai effective midnight of August 16, 2022,” read the statement released by MGL.
Earlier on August 2, 2022, MGL had increased the retail price of CNG and PNG in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region by Rs 6/kg and Rs 4/SCM respectively. After that rickshaw and taxi unions of the city were demanded the hike in the fare.
Welcoming the decision, Thampy Kurian, leader of one of the prominent rickshaw union of the city said, “It’s good for rickshaw drivers as well as for Mumbaikars, but we still need fare hike of Rs 3 in the minimum fare.”
Currently minimum fare of the rikshaw is Rs 21.
Similarly Mumbai Taximen’s Union leader A L Quadros also happy with this decision but said, future course of action will be decided after meeting with other members of the union.