Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) has threatened to withhold CNG supply to Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) over pending dues. The move could affect thousands of commuters that depend on public transport buses on a daily basis.
“As of December 4, PMPML’s dues have reached Rs34 crore. The amount will keep increasing daily as the transport utility consumes 2,000 standard cubic metres of CNG for 1,235 buses. Despite repeated reminders, we continue to receive payments in bits and the dues keep mounting. It is becoming difficult for us to function,” said MNGL director (commercial) Santosh Sontakke.
Sontakke said MNGL wrote to PMPML on Tuesday to clear the dues, failing which they would cut the CNG supply. “We had written to PMPML chairperson and managing director last week as well. A letter is being sent every fortnight, only for us to receive no response or a negative reply,” he added.
“PMPML officials said they will clear the dues once they receive funds from PMC and PCMC,” he said. Read More