Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: As CNG or compressed natural gas price in the national capital was hiked by a steep Rs 4.50 per kg, the second increase in rates in three months, Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday raised doubts over the timing of the hike.
CNG rates hiked in Delhi. Isn't the time suspect?
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 26, 2013
The hike announcement comes after the AAP almost routed Congress in the recently-concluded Delhi Assembly Elections.
Also, the price of cooking gas piped to kitchens has been increased by Rs 2 per kg with effect from midnight tonight.
CNG will cost Rs 50.10 per kg in Delhi and Rs 56.70 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida & Ghaziabad from midnight tonight, Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) said.
CNG price was last revised in September when it was hiked by a hefty Rs 3.70 per kg.
Arvind Kejriwal, who tapped into public anger to take the Aam Aadmi Party to the corridors of power, will take oath on December 28 as Delhi`s seventh chief minister, with his party promising to "completely overhaul" the system.
Activist-turned-unlikely politician Kejriwal, 45, will be sworn in by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung at the sprawling Ramlila Maidan along with six Cabinet ministers at a function expected to draw thousands of supporters.