Eastern Times, New Delhi: People will now have to pay more as the price of cooking gas cylinders has gone up by Rs 50 per unit which is effective from Monday, i.e., Feb 15.
Along with cooking gas, petrol and diesel prices are also on the rise. On Sunday, petrol prices rose by 26 paise per litre and diesel by 32 paise per litre. As a result, the price of petrol in Delhi on Monday was Rs6.99 and diesel was Rs79.35. In Kolkata, the price of petrol has gone up to Rs90.25 per litre and that the price of diesel has gone up to Rs72.94 per litre.
With this, fuel prices went up in metro cities including Delhi for seven consecutive days. Fuel prices in the country have started rising since January 8 this year.
In the commercial city of Mumbai, the price of petrol has touched Rs95.46 paise per litre, whereas the price of diesel is Rs8.34 paise per litre. In such a scenario, the Centre has ruled out the possibility of reducing the duty. The move by the centre has sparked outrage across the country.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked the Centre over the rise in cooking gas prices.
Prices have risen in three phases since last December. The price of LPG cylinder had gone up by Rs25 earlier this month. In Kolkata, the price of subsidized cooking gas rose to Rs695.50.
State-owned oil companies usually set LPG prices for that month at the beginning of each month. This price depends on the international market price. Due to the difference in taxes, the price of cooking gas varies in different parts of the country.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the Centre over skyrocketing prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas and attacked Narendra Modi’s ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Bikash’ campaign saying that the government only works for big corporates like Ambani-Adani.
A protest organised by few Congress workers and supporters over the price rise took place on Monday in Umerkote town of Nabarangpur district of Orissa.