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GST impact: CNG price hiked by Rs 1.1 a kg in Delhi, still cheaper than NCR

Piped Natural Gas hiked by 33 paise a unit to account for increase in tax

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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Following the roll-out of the GST, state-run Ltd (IGL) hiked the price of in by Rs 1.11 per kg, and of piped (PNG) to households by 33 paise per unit, effective Wednesday, to account for increase in under the pan-indirect regime.

In Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad, the revision would result in an increase in of Rs 1.27 per kg.

The new consumer price of will be Rs 38.76 per kg in and Rs 44.42 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.

"Ltd announced the revision in the selling prices of Compressed (CNG) and Piped (PNG) in NCT of Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad to offset the overall impact on its costs after transition to regime," an IGL statement here said.

The company said it would continue to offer the discount of Rs 1.50 per kg on CNG filling between 12.30 am and 5.30 am at select outlets.

The price of was also raised from Rs 24.86 per standard cubic meter (scm) to Rs 25.19 per scm in

Owing to a different structure in Uttar Pradesh, the price of domestic in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad would be Rs 26.73 per scm, an increase of 36 paise per scm from existing Rs 26.37 per scm.

"Under the previous indirect tax regime, IGL was entitled to avail input credits against excise duty and service tax paid on certain goods and services purchased," the statement said.

"Since natural gas has been kept outside the ambit of GST, such input tax credits which were earlier available have been discontinued now leading to additional costs," it added.

Moreover, unlike earlier, has become applicable on transportation charges of input natural gas being purchased after June 30, 2017, IGL said.

The company also said the increase would have a marginal impact on the running cost of vehicles.

For autos, the increase would be 3 paise per km, for taxis it would be 5 paise per km, and in the case of buses, the increase would be 32 paise per km, the statement said.

"With the revised price, CNG would still offer over 57 per cent savings towards the running cost when compared to petrol-driven vehicles at the current level of prices. When compared to diesel-driven vehicles, the economics in favour of CNG at revised price would be nearly 30 per cent," it added.

First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 09:13 IST