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Happy hours for CNG vehicles in Delhi post-midnight

January 2, 2016:Delhi motorists can now fill up their CNG tanks during odd hours and avail of a discount of Rs1.5 a kg. Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the measure had been taken to cut down long queues at CNG outlets in the National Capital Region (NCR) during regular hours.

Indraprastha Gas, which operates 181 retail CNG outlets in the NCR, is offering the discount to motorists who buy the gas between midnight and 5 am. This would hopefully reduce the peak hour rush at the outlets in the national capital. There are about 800,000 cars that run on CNG in Delhi and its satellite cities.

CNG vehicles have been exempted from the odd-even formula introduced by Delhi government on an experimental basis for a fortnight.

According to Pradhan, CNG consumed in NCR adds up to just 2.2 million kg a day, as against a distribution capacity of 6.8 million kg. This indicates there are problems relating to off-take during regular hours.