Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for automobiles in the national capital region will cost Rs 1.5 per kg less during odd-hours – midnight to 5 am – with effect from midnight tonight.
The move to sell CNG at discount is aimed at reducing long queues at refueling stations, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.
This is the first time that a differential pricing for peak and off peak hours is being applied for CNG.
“From tomorrow, Indraprastha Gas Ltd will have a reduced price during odd hours,” he said.
CNG for automobiles in Delhi costs Rs 37.20 per kg. The price of CNG in adjoining towns of Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad is Rs 42.60 per kg.
The sole retailer of CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households in NCR will sell the fuel to automobiles at discounted rates between 0000 hrs or midnight to 0500 hrs, IGL company managing director Narendra Kumar said.