The sudden closure of CNG pumps in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad on Saturday caused trouble to auto rickshaw drivers and other CNG vehicle owners.
The sudden closure was caused due to the repair work of the gas pipeline providing CNG to Pune by the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). The pumps were reopened on Sunday morning and auto rickshaw drivers were seen making a beeline at the CNG station.
“On Saturday morning I went to the CNG pump at Katraj but it was closed. I had to shut my business as no notice was provided beforehand. Now today, I had to wait for more than an hour in the queue to fill the CNG gas due to the rush,” said Mahesh Raut an auto driver.
There are around 90 CNG pumps in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, of which 50 were closed due to the repair and cleaning work of the pipelines.