After recovering compressed natural gas (CNG) volumes during Q2/Q3 FY 2021-22, recent mobility data depicts a month-on-month slowdown of over 15-35 per cent in road traffic congestion and retail/workspace/recreational mobility indicators in Delhi and Mumbai amid covid-19’s third wave. With gas prices on an upward trajectory, the imported prices also remain high, subsequently leading to higher input cost pressures. As a result, the prices of CNG and PNG are also increasing. As per industry experts, the price hike has been in response to an increase in domestically produced gas prices while there was a shortfall in supply amid sharp recovery in demand post Covid-19.