New Delhi, Mar 13: Atleast 25 CNG stations will remain closed from Saturday afternoon till Monday evening in Gurugram. The stations will be closed to facilitate rerouting of gas pipeline in the district. The temporary shutdown will begin from 1pm on Saturday, and will reopen from 6pm on Monday. Also Read - Gurgaon-based Hemkunt Foundation Alleges Attack by 'Goons', Says NGO's O2 Facility Vandalised

The Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited, which is the sole supplier of CNG in the city, has said that the decision is taken by the upstream gas supplier Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). The CGPL gas pipeline at IFFCO Chowk will be rerouted due to the ongoing construction work of underpass on Delhi-Gurugram expressway. In order to avoid inconvenience, consumers are advised to have an alternate arrangements during the prescribed period and refuel before the temporary shutdown begins. Also Read - First COVID-19 Patient Treated With Antibody Cocktail in India Discharged From Gurugram Hospital

However, the gas supply to PNG customers, both domestic and industrial will remain unaffected. The 24 hours shutdown will effect the supply of automotive fuel to all consumers. Last year also Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited closed six stations because of shifting of pipeline due to expansion of NH-8 at IIFCO Chowk, Signature Tower. Also Read - Number of Containment Zones Declines In Gurugram As COVID-19 Cases Drop | Check Full List Here

Gurgaon has 14 CNG stations which are located in Sector 12, 14, 15, 22, 29, 31, 44, two in 52, 53, 57, 62, 86, and 89 with capacity of 2.5 lakh kgs against demand of 2 lakh kgs.