Several CNG pumps in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) had to close on Friday because of a gas supply cut owing to a technical reason. Public transport, including autos, taxis, buses and some app cabs, were affected.
Some private cars too run on CNG. Officials from Mahanagar Gas , which distributes CNG to pumps in MMR, said the problem was temporary and will be rectified soon. They appealed to citizens not to panic and said supply could normalise in a day or two.
About 6.9 lakh vehicles run on CNG in MMR, including 3 lakh private cars, 3.2 lakh autos, 61,000 cabs and 6,100 buses. Close to 40% of taxis and autos went off road on Friday evening as more than a dozen pumps in the island city and suburbs shut. Read more
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