The CNG rates in Nagpur saw a sudden hike of Rs 6, shooting the CNG rates up to Rs 116 per Kg, the most expensive in the country.
With the increase in rate, the city is also facing a shortage of CNG as now it is available only at one of the three CNG pumps in the city.
The CNG is distributed by Haryana Gas Company, the only one currently operational in the city. Citizens have expressed major concerns over the sudden hike in CNG prices when other fuel are available at a lower cost.
Reports suggest that the problem in the supply of CNG is a result of lack of availability of LNG in the global scenario. It’s from this LNG that the CNG is extracted for usage in Nagpur.
The hike in CNG will also affect city bus services as civic authorities has converted many buses from diesel to CNG.