CNG car population in Mumbai region has gone up by 320% in five years

Based on the Data on CNG vehicles, that has been provided by Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), the CNG car population in Mumbai region has gone up by 320% ...

Based on the Data on CNG vehicles, that has been provided by Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), the CNG car population in Mumbai region has gone up by 320% in five years, and is nearly 8% of the total number of on-road cars. Of the nearly 33.9 lakh private cars in the Mumbai metropolitan region, nearly 2.6 lakh use CNG. With the government encouraging car owners to use CNG by giving tax concessions to buyers, several citizens prefer to purchase the dual variant—petrol and CNG— specially for hatchbacks. Many have also got CNG kits retrofitted in existing cars for Rs 40,000-45,000 per kit.
The primary reason why buyers are going for CNG vehicles was low price and good mileage. The price of petrol is almost two times that of CNG, and so the affordability quotient of CNG is quite high. The price of CNG on Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 was Rs 41.14 per kg as compared to Rs 79.52 for a litre of petrol, in Mumbai. Moreover, even the mileage of a CNG-driven vehicle is 60-70% more than of a petrol-run car.

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