Petrol price at Guwahati in Assam, the biggest city in the Northeast, has crossed Rs 100 mark.
This is for the first time that petrol price in Guwahati has breached the Rs 100 mark.
In Guwahati on Sunday, while petrol is being sold at a price of Rs 100.07, the price of diesel is recorded at Rs 92.57.
Soaring prices of petrol and diesel has resulted in immense displeasure among commuters in Guwahati, Assam.
Ever increasing prices of fuel in Assam, especially Guwahati, have burned deep holes in the pockets of the common people.
Income of common people have already been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and sky-rocketing prices of petrol and diesel have added to the woes.
“Our salaries do not increase the way price of petrol has been increasing. The government should think about the common people. The common people are the ones that are suffering,” said Rajib Das, a commuter, after filling up his fuel tank at an oil station in Guwahati.
Another commuter, Deependra Borgohain, said: “I am a small-time businessman. I have a shop in Ganeshguri. Ever since the pandemic broke and subsequently lockdown was imposed, my business has suffered. These days the financial situation is a hand-to-mouth one. High prices of fuel has added to the woes.”
“Instead of initiating many so-called developmental schemes and handing over projects to big companies, this government should think about the commoners first. The government should first solve the existing problems. It is not thinking about the common people,” another commuter, Bimal Bora said.
Petrol price already breached the Rs 100 mark in upper Assam districts of Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur on Saturday.