BJP seeks CNG price hike rollback

BJP seeks CNG price hike rollback

 A day after the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) was hiked in Delhi, the BJP said it will hold protests at 14 CNG stations on Tuesday. The party also demanded the immediate rollback of the hike.

The increased cost of CNG has affected at least 10 lakh vehicle owners and autorickshaw unions have already started demanding a hike in fares as well.

State BJP president Vijender Gupta said commuters will suffer if auto fares are also increased.

“Instead of increasing the price of the green fuel, the government should have reduced it so that more people opt for environment-friendly transport,” Gupta said. 

He said the government should have framed a policy to promote green-fuel vehicles in Delhi. 

“But the government has failed to make CNG vehicles popular and now with increased prices people will think twice before using the clean fuel,” he said.

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijay Kumar Malhotra said the price of CNG had been increased for the third time this year by at least Rs 6.35 (cumulative).

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