ISLAMABAD: Central leader of All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Association Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha has said that the CNG stations would remain open round-the-clock across Punjab during eid holidays.
The government has announced five holidays from July 17-21 (Friday to Tuesday) on account of Eid-ul-Fitr.
“After the holy month of Ramazan, CNG will be available round the clock during Eid holidays and afterwards aims at providing relief to transporters and masses,” he said in a press release.
During Ramazan, he said, CNG outlets were witnessing one hour-break at the Sehri time and two hour-break at Iftar time, adding that the facility of the fuel that was considered 28 per cheaper than petrol was being provided for 21 hours a day as per the announced schedule.
Paracha said “CNG is 28 percent cheaper than petrol while further efforts are underway to make the fuel more affordable.”
He said availability of CNG across the province would reduce long queues and help decrease petrol consumption, bringing the country’s oil import bill down.
Paracha was of the view that increased use of CNG would also reduce environmental pollution, adding that the fuel which was ‘economical and clean’ must be promoted by all the stakeholders.